MD / MPH Dual Degree

Medical Doctorate/Master of Public Health Dual Degree

Application Deadlines 

All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission 

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Admission Requirements

All applicants to the dual degree programs must apply and be accepted into each program separately.  Applicants are evaluated by each degree program in separate admissions processes.  The College of Public Health application requirements include the following:

  • Completion of the SOPHAS Express Public Health application and submission of the application fee.
  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.
    • All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) using their ICAP Course-by course evaluation service. The WES ICAP Evaluation should be submitted directly to:

                 UNMC, College of Public Health
                 Office of Educational Services
                 984359 Nebraska Medical Center 
                 Omaha, NE 68198-4359

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years are required of all applicants. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but many successful applicants will have verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing GRE scores at or above the 40th percentile. 
    • MCAT scores taken in the last five years will be accepted in lieu of GRE.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (letters must be on professional/institutional letterhead and signed).
  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.
  • A one page personal statement describing the applicant’s:
    • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public health
    • Career objectives
    • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health graduate program
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.
  • Epidemiology Concentration Prerequisites: Prior college-level mathematics and statistics courses and grades:
    • The student must have received the equivalent of at least a grade of B in a statistics course and college algebra or a more advanced mathematics course taken with five years of program application.
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Prerequisites: Prior college-level mathematics and science courses and grades:
    • The student must have received the equivalent of at least a grade of B in the following courses within five years of program application: two semesters of biology, two semesters of chemistry, one semester of physics and one semester of calculus.
  • Biostatistics Concentration Prerequisites: Prior college-level mathematics and statistics courses and grades:
    • The student must have received the equivalent of at least a grade of B in a statistics course taken within five years of program application and the equivalent of at least a grade of B in differential calculus, integral calculus, and linear algebra course taken within 10 years of program application.

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Application Process

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