Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health Dual Degree
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The full-time MPH program covers the major disciplines of public health including community health and prevention, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology and biostatistics, and health management and policy.
Drexel University College of Medicine offers a joint five-year program with Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health for students to pursue both a medical degree and a master's degree in public health. Most MD/MPH students complete a year of MPH coursework between the 3rd and 4th year of medical school. In this program, students learn to be physicians with a public-health orientation. The program, built on a foundation of health and human rights, provides strong interdisciplinary training in clinical medicine and population health sciences, including community health and prevention, health care management and policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health. Students will choose one of the existing MPH majors to pursue and will complete the selected major requirements. All students complete an independent project in an area of their choosing that aligns with their public health and clinical interests.
Eligible applicants to the MD/MPH program must first submit an application to the Drexel University College of Medicine. On the College of Medicine's supplemental application, please check the "public health interest" box to be automatically considered for the MD/MPH program. Applicants accepted to the College of Medicine will then be reviewed for admission to the dual degree program. Second-year medical students will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.