Dual Master's Degree in Public Administration and Public Health (MPA/MPH)

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Gain the highest-level management and leadership skills in public health with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s dual MPA/MPH. You can earn two master’s degrees in two and a half years, and then sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam.

In this dual master’s degree program, you’ll study foundational competencies in the following subjects:

  • Communication
  • Evidence-based approaches to public health
  • Interprofessional and/or intersectoral practice
  • Leadership
  • Planning and management to promote health
  • Policy in public health
  • Public health and healthcare systems
  • Systems thinking

Our expert faculty will help you practice these competencies so that you can shape your individual approach to leadership in public administration and public health careers. With your expertise, you can choose to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam.

MPA/MPH coursework culminates in a hands-on practicum, which allows you to put your knowledge into practice at a site convenient for you. Upon graduation, you can seek a leadership career in:

  • Community health
  • Health education
  • Hospital management
  • The Department of Health
  • Local, county and state government
  • The FDA
  • The CDC

Courses and Requirements

The dual MPA/MPH degree includes a total of 60 credit hours, which are divided into eight-week course sessions.


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the dual MPA/MPH degree program, please submit the following:

  • A completed graduate admissions application
  • All official transcripts (must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • Your resume

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  1. Dr. Beric-Stojsic reflects on how her approach with her students helps prepare them for a career in public health: How Public Health Education Champions Student Agency.
  2. Read what Dr. Beric-Stojsic has to say about the role of biostatistics in public health: What Is the Role of Biostatistics in Public Health?

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