Combined MD and MPH Degree

HWCOM medical students in the third period of medical study may apply to the MD/MPH program. Each college (HWCOM and Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work) independently reviews and admits applicants to its programs. Only students admitted to both programs are permitted to enroll in classes.

Combining a public health degree with a doctorate in medicine gives students the tools to understand the changing global health care landscape. With an emphasis on patient-centered care, the MD provides the knowledge to deliver health care on an individual level, while the MPH provides the expertise to handle widespread population health and diseases.

Admissions process

To apply for admission to the combined MD/ MPH, medical students in the fall or early spring of their third year must be in good academic standing and must receive approval from the Medical Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee, the HWCOM Office of Student Affairs, the HWCOM Office of Clinical Affairs, and the HWCOM Office of Academic Affairs.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the MD/MPH program, prospective students must provide:

  • Approvals from HWCOM
  • Online graduate admissions application, including a non-refundable $30 application fee
  • MCAT scores
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV

Program fees

Students enrolled in the MD/MPH program will pay regular graduate tuition fees for all MPH credits. For more information, please contact the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs at Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work.