MPAS/MPH Dual Degree

MPAS/MPH (Master of Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health)

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health (MPAS/MPH) dual degree program aims to provide Physician Assistants with the knowledge, tools, and skills to enhance their public health practice in the community orientation of health services.

The dual program curriculum consists of 27 hours of Master of Public Health core courses, (including 6 hours of Service Learning and Capstone work), 12 hours of concentration courses, 63 hours of MPAS didactic courses and 57 hours of MPAS clinical education/clerkships.

For those students who envision a career that incorporates public health and clinical practice, the MPAS/MPH program prepares students for practice in today’s health care environment. Students are encouraged to pursue programs of study and practice placements that allow the exploration of the multifaceted relationships between clinical care and population-focused public health disciplines.

Concentrations areas:  (click here for concentration descriptions)

  • Biostatistics (offered on campus or online)
  • Community - Oriented Primary Health
  • Environmental and Occupational Health (offered on campus or online)
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Public Health Administration
  • Social Marketing and Health Communication
  • Public Health Practice (offered online only)

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For more information, please see UNMC PA Program website.


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984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
Phone: 402-552-9867
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