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Dual and Joint Degree Programs


This is a five-year dual degree program in which the medical student completes the requirements for both the MD degree and the MPH degree (42 credit hours). Students may apply for admission to the MPH program after enrolling in medical school. MPH students take a year off from medical school to complete the MPH degree, typically between the second and third years of medical school, or between the third and fourth years.  MPH studies begin in the summer (June), and proceed through fall (August) and spring (January), finishing by the end of May. MD/MPH students are eligible to apply for the John T. Stewart III MD/MPH Scholarship.

PhD Applied Behavioral Psychology/MPH

Offered by the Department of Applied Behavioral Science (Lawrence) and the Departments of Population Health (Kansas City and Wichita), this joint program is the first in the nation to combine the strengths of advanced study in applied behavioral science with an MPH degree. The joint PhD in Behavioral Psychology/MPH degree is ideal for those students interested in prevention through community and public health. Students must apply for admission to the MPH and PhD programs separately. Applications are reviewed by the respective admissions committees. Students selected into the joint program complete the 42 credit hour MPH requirements in addition to the PhD.

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Last modified: Oct 16, 2019
Course descriptions

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health course descriptions are updated in the KU Academic Catalog.

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Accreditation & Affiliations


The University of Kansas Master of Public Health Program (KU-MPH) is proud to announce that we have been reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) until July 1, 2025. CEPH, the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health, acted at its June 14-16, 2018 meeting to accredit the KU-MPH program for a seven-year term.

Final Accreditation Report - June 2018
Final Self-Study Report - September 2017

Member, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) .

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