(MPA/MPH) Coordinated Master of Public Administration/Master of Public Health Program 2016-17

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB Department of Government and the UAB School of Public Health. Students focus their MPH in Health Care Organization and Policy.

The MPH/MPA degree program provides students with the knowledge base of public health and the skills required to work effectively in a responsible, administrative position in the public sector. Through this coordinated degree program, students in the MPH program can satisfy some of their requirements through courses in the MPA program and vice versa.


Program Requirements


The MPA/MPH program requires the satisfactory completion of 64-65 credit hours. Students must complete both MPA and MPH core requirements. Students may choose either of two program options - health policy analysis or management. It is anticipated that a full-time student can complete the dual curriculum in 2 years. Part-time students may take up to 5 years to complete their studies. This is a coordinated dual degree track and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent upon completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program. 
Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.


Program Admission Requirements


Students entering this program must meet the minimum requirements for admission into both the UAB School of Public Health and the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. Students must apply to and be admitted to both the MPH and MPA programs.


Application Process


Students must apply separately to each program. To apply for the MPA, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. This is the link - https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad .

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application via the following link: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad . Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/MPA track.


Curriculum Planning


Click here for Coordinated Master of Public Health/Master of Public Administration (MPH/MPA) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information


For additional information concerning the coordinated MPA/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu.