Dual Degrees

The program offers interdisciplinary education for students desiring dual study in medicine (M.D./M.P.H.), dental medicine (D.M.D./M.P.H.), law (J.D./M.P.H.), social work (M.S.W./M.P.H.), pharmacy (Pharm.D./M.P.H.), and nursing (M.S./M.P.H.). Interdisciplinary study typically is accomplished by respective programs recognizing 12 credits of coursework completed within the other program (e.g., public health credits waived for specified courses completed within the schools of medicine, dental medicine, law, social work, pharmacy, or nursing).

 

M.D./M.P.H. and D.M.D./M.P.H.
Students admitted to UCONN Schools of Medical or Dental Medicine will complete STAGE 1 MDelta curriculum and earn the Graduate Certificate in Social Determinants of Health & Disparities (CSDH&D). Completion of this requirement reflects 12 graduate credits of advanced standing coursework toward the MPH Degree. M.D./M.P.H. and D.M.D./M.P.H. candidates are expected to complete the dual degrees during a 5-year interval consisting of 4 years of full-time study in their clinical discipline along with 1 year of full-time study in the Public Health Program. Medical students interested in the MD/MPH option should contact David Henderson, MD, School of Medicine. Dental students interest in the DMD/MPH option should contact Stephen Lepowsky, DDS, School of Dental Medicine.

MD?MPH and DMD?MPH Dual degree plan of study

J.D./M.P.H.
This dual degree program is intended for students who wish to integrate study of the legal and health care systems Students admitted to UCONN School of Law will complete a minimum of 36 credits of PUBH-related coursework for their dual degrees. 

JD/MPH Dual Degree Plan of Study

M.S.W./M.P.H.

This dual degree program is intended for students who wish to integrate study of our public health and social services systems.  Students admitted to UCONN School of Social Work will complete a minimum of 36 credits of PUBH-related coursework for their dual degrees.

MSW/MPH Dual Degree Plan of Study

Pharm.D./M.P.H.

This dual degree program is intended for students who wish to integrate study of pharmacotherapy and health promotion, disease prevention and medication safety. Students admitted to UCONN School of Social Work will complete a minimum of 36 credits of PUBH-related coursework for their dual degrees.

PharmD/MPH Dual Degree Plan of Study

 

Admission requirements for dual degree programs

Candidates for a dual degree must meet the admission requirements of both the Graduate Program in Public Health and the professional school in which they are enrolled. The M.P.H. program seeks students with a strong academic record, commitment to the health of the community, relevant background and/or experience, and career goals relevant to public health.  Prospective candidates should meet with program facilitators prior to submitting an application.

Program Program Facilitator Email
Graduate Program in Public Health Jane Ungemack ungemack@uchc.edu
School of Medicine David Henderson henderson@uchc.edu
School of Dental Medicine Stephen Lepowsky lepowsky@uchc.edu
School of Law Susan Schmeiser susan.schmeiser@uconn.edu
School of Social Work Brenda Kurz brenda.kurz@uconn.edu
School of Pharmacy Thomas Buckley thomas.e.buckley@uconn.edu