Dual MD/MPH Program
Medical students accepted to Icahn School of Medicine can enroll into the Dual MD-MPH program. Interested students have to complete a supplemental application, which consists of an essay describing their motivations for the Dual MD-MPH Degree Program. Accepted medical students do not need to submit a separate Embark application online. We recommend completing the essay at the earliest convenience upon your acceptance to the MSSM MD program. Please contact the Program Administration for a copy of the supplemental application.
Dual MD-MPH: Four Year Option
Four year Dual degree students take courses in the Graduate Program in Public Health beginning at 4 pm after medical school classes have ended. Typically 4-year dual degree students complete all coursework and the practicum during the first two years of medical school and then complete the Master’s Thesis during the last two years of medical school.
Dual MD/MPH: Five Year Option
The Icahn School of Medicine Dual MD-MPH Degree Program also offers the option to complete the degree requirements over a five-year period. This would be in addition to the current four-year dual MD-MPH degree option.
Currently, our students complete all course work as well as their practicum during their first two years of medical school. During their third and fourth years of medical school, students complete the master's thesis requirement and graduate with both degrees in May of their last year of medical school.
The new five-year option will allow students to devote an entire year to completing the MPH degree, with the choice of completing all degree requirements during the "year out" or taking a small number of courses during their first two years of medical school and completing the bulk of degree requirements during the year out. During this year, students will be considered to be on "scholarly year." Complete information about how to arrange a scholarly year is in the scholarly year packet available from the Medical Student Research Office.
The timing of the year is flexible and up to each student, though many choose to begin the MPH year after completion of the third-year medical clerkship. Note that course work for certain specialty tracks may necessitate taking a small number of courses during the first two years of medical school to avoid schedule conflicts during the year out.
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