Combined MD and MPH Degree

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work offer a combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health.

FIU students may apply to the combined MD/MPH degree program in their third period of medical study. However, please note that each college independently reviews and admits applicants to their programs. And only students admitted to both programs can enroll in classes in the combined program.

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. In addition, the MPH offers the expertise to handle widespread population health and diseases.

Admissions process

To apply for admission to the combined MD/MPH, medical students must be in good academic standing in the summer or fall of their third year. And they must receive approval from the College of Medicine's Medical Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Admission requirements

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

  • Approvals from the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • 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 the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work.