MD/MPH Combined Degree Pathway

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work (Stempel College) offer the combined Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Public Health (MD/MPH) degree pathway to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s healthcare landscape.

Combining a public health degree that understands changing global health trends with a doctorate in medicine gives students the tools to perform at the highest levels of the medical field. With an emphasis on patient-centered care, the MD provides the knowledge to heal and assist individuals, while the MPH provides the expertise to handle widespread population health and diseases.


  • Earn your MPH between your third and fourth academic years of medical school.
  • Expand your career opportunities with a public health approach to population health and disease.
  • Expand your professional network with peers and colleagues in public health.

Required courses

Students enrolled in the MPH will be required to earn a total of 36 graduate credits in public health. Another 9 credits of public health electives from the MD program will be used toward fulfillment of the MPH degree, totaling the 45 required credits. A list and schedule of the MPH course offerings can be found below:

  • Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health
  • Biostatistics I
  • Introduction to Public Health Policy and Management
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology OR Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Environmental Health

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the MD/MPH combined degree pathway, prospective students must provide:

  • Approvals from HWCOM
  • Online graduate admissions application, including a non-refundable $30 application fee
  • MCAT scores
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV



Fiorella Suyon
Public Health Admissions Coordinator
Office of Student and Alumni Affairs
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work | AHC5-141

Phone: (305) 348-1674

Barbra A. Roller, PhD
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
11200 SW 8th Street- AHC2 368A Miami, FL 33199

Phone: ( 305) 348-7289