The Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health program is for students interested in a broader community or population-based perspective to health care. The dual degree opens up expanded career opportunities in academic medicine, research, health administration, and public health, including local, state, federal, and international health agencies.
One or two courses are completed during the summer between the first and second years of medical school while the bulk of the MPH coursework occurs in the fourth year following the traditional third year clinical clerkships. Students continue patient care experiences one half day per week during the fourth year to maintain their clinical skills. The fifth year is a combination of medical school electives and completion of the Service Learning/Capstone Experience, which also counts toward College of Medicine elective credit. The in-state tuition cost for the MPH is $16,200 ($38,250 for out-of-state students).
Service Learning/Capstone Experience
The Capstone is a practicum experience designed to integrate community service with study and reflection. Each student develops a project that demonstrates the practical application of skills learned in the MPH program in addressing an important health problem or need. The capstone project is presented to faculty members and peers in both written and oral reports.
- Pre-Medical Programs
First and Second Year Curriculum
Year Three Requirements
Integrated clinical experience core (ICE)
Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
- Enhanced Medical Education Tracks (EMET)
- Integrated clinical experience core (ICE)
- First and Second Year Curriculum
- Dual Degree
School of Allied Health Professions
- Graduate Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education
- Learning Facilities
- Student Organizations, Interest Groups, and Activities
New Student Orientation
- Environmental and Occupational health
- Public health administration
- Community health education
UNMC's College of Public Health website has more information on the Master's of Public Health program and the benefits of the degree.