Combined M.D./M.P.H. Degree 

The Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health dual degree is a collaborative program between UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH). 

The M.D./M.P.H. program aims to prepare students to integrate medical and public health skills in their professional lives as practitioners and researchers.

Both degree programs are independently accredited through the respective accreditation bodies and are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The integrated dual degree program satisfies the requirements of both the M.D. and M.P.H. degree programs.

The M.P.H. degree requires that students attain skills and knowledge in core public health disciplines of Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Disease Control, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, and Management, Policy, and Community Health. 

All public health coursework is completed at the UTSPH Dallas Regional Campus, which is housed on the seventh and eighths floors of the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions Building.

M.D./M.P.H. Curriculum

The dual degree program provides an avenue for students to concurrently enroll in both degree programs so duplication in course content is minimized, academic interaction is more efficient, and the time and costs incurred are reduced compared to earning the degrees independently. Shared crediting of some coursework makes it possible for students to complete both degrees in four years. 

UT Southwestern – Possible Shared Credit CoursesUT School of Public Health
Medical Immunology (3 credits) Biostatistics
Medical Genetics (3 credits) Environmental Health Sciences
Human Behavior and Psychopathology  (2 credits) Epidemiology 
Medical Microbiology (3 credits) Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Medical Pharmacology (3 credits) Public Health Policy/Management
Elective - Innovating Health Care Solutions (2 credits) Public Health Practicum Experience

Elective - Community Action Research Track and Fellowship Program (4 credits)

Culminating Experience 
Elective - Public Policy and Health Care Financing Rotation, 4th year (3 credits) Electives (up to 12 credits hours shared)*
TOTAL: 45 hours

* Dual degree plan allows for a total of up to 12 hours in approved courses between UT Southwestern and UTSPH.