MD-MPH Dual Degree Program

The MD-MPH degree requires five years of education. Medical students will complete MPH after the first three years of medical school curriculum and then complete the rest of the medical curriculum.

Please note

While you are in the School of Public Health your financial aid award will be decreased due to the decreased tuition charges. For further information please contact the Financial Aid Department.


This sample curriculum outline pertains to medical students graduating in the class of 2027 and earlier. Class of 2028 - please reach out to OSAA for more information.   


Fall Semester (M1)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Medicine and Society
  • Fundamentals 1: Molecules, Cells and Molecular Genetics
  • Fundamentals 2: Metabolism, Human Genetics and Pharmacology
  • Gross Human Anatomy

Spring Semester (M1)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Host Defenses and Hematology
  • Integrated Study of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Integrated Study of the Urinary Tract and Renal System
  • Integrated Study of the Musculoskeletal System and Integument


Fall Semester (M2)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Human Cardiovascular System
  • Lung and Respiration
  • Neuroscience and Behavior 1
  • Required participation in two (M2 and M3 year) Interprofessional Education (IPE) forums. Grade for Core Topics (M3) is dependent upon successful completion of all IPE requirements.

Spring Semester (M2)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Neuroscience and Behavior 2
  • Endocrine, Reproductive Systems and Life Cycle
  • USMLE Step 1 Dedicated Study


Fall & Spring Semesters (M3)

  • 8 weeks each of Medicine and Surgery
  • 6 weeks each of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Family Medicine
  • 2 electives (4 weeks each)
  • Core Topics
  • Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine



Fall & Spring Semester (M4)

  • Basic Neurology*
  • Advanced Clerkship in Medicine
  • 5 MD electives (4 weeks each) - dependent on MPH tracks
  • Transition to Residency

*If taken as elective during third year, additional elective must be taken.

Questions about the MD/MPH program?


Shannon Okonczak.

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