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.

Five-Year Program

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.

Public Health areas of interest
Students will pick one area of concentration from among the five public health departments.

They include:

UNMC's College of Public Health website has more information on the Master's of Public Health program and the benefits of the degree.