Public Health MD/MPH

Major: Public Health/Medicine
Degree Awarded: Medical Doctor (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 56.0 quarter credits for MPH
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.2201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111; 21-1091; 25-1071; 21-1094

About the Program

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.

Students are awarded the MD and MPH degrees at the end of the joint degree program once all degree requirements for the MD and MPH are completed.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website, including admissions criteria and how to apply.

Degree Requirements

Program Requirements
Shared credits with DUCOM for medical school coursework completed12.0
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
Discipline Courses and Electives24.0-33.0
Integrated Learning Experience4.0-6.0
Total Credits56.0-67.0
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