DPM / MPH
As with the DPM/MBA dual degree, enrollment in the DPM/MPH dual degree will not add to the length of your study if you possess the necessary prerequisites. After completing a successful first year in the podiatric program, academically qualified students can begin taking courses in the Master of Public Health program. The program is designed to be completed by the end of your third year in the podiatric program.
Academically qualified podiatric medical students have the option of enrolling in the Professional Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program upon successful completion of the first year of the podiatric medical curriculum. Enrollment in the dual degree program requires the student to take the M.P.H. course curriculum in addition to all podiatric courses. Dually enrolled students will be able to apply the credit in the Research Methodology course (SPM 536) taken in the first semester of the podiatric medicine curriculum toward their M.P.H. degree, providing that they earned a grade of B or higher in that course. The program is designed to be completed by the student by the end of the third year of his or her podiatric medical education.
Students wishing to be considered for this option must be enrolled full-time and have maintained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 during the first three semesters of podiatric medical education, with no more than six (6) credits of C grades. In addition, a separate cost-free graduate program application must be completed and submitted to the School of Podiatric Medicine Office of Admissions. Students may apply after the second semester of podiatric medical education, but admission into the D.P.M./M.P.H. option will not be finalized until summer term grades are posted.
The School of Podiatric Medicine Dean, Associate Dean and Public Health Program Director will review applications and determine student eligibility to enroll for the additional degree. Podiatric medical students who fail to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in both podiatric medicine and public health courses, and students who earn a “D” or “F” grade in any course will be dropped from the dual degree program. Under no circumstances will students on probation or in programs in excess of four years be allowed to continue with the M.P.H. degree option. Students may not contest the decision of the Dean or Associate Dean to remove a student from the dual degree program. Individuals interested in this option should contact the School of Podiatric Medicine Office of Admissions or the Director of the Public Health Program for additional information.
- Required Courses for Public Health
- SPM 507 Basic Research Methodology
- SPM 537 (a)(b)(c) Public Health Issues: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- SPM 613 Environmental and Occupational Health
- SPM 675 Research
- SPM 697 Special Topics (Public Health)
- SPM 731 (a)(b)(c) Clinical Epidemiology and Evidence-based Medicine
- HSA 510 Principles of Health Services Administration
- HSA 520 Essentials of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
- HSA 530 Health Law, Ethics, and Social Issues
- HSA 535 Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Health Services
- HSA 667 Health Care Leadership and Human Resources