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Dual Degree Programs


Learn more about the application requirements and processes for the Colorado School of Public Health joint degree programs. For assistance regarding dual degree application procedures, please contact the Colorado School of Public Health, Office of Student Affairs at ColoradoSPH.Admissions@ucdenver.edu​.

 


Admissions Requirements

 Post PharmD MPH Degree

Application Requirements

A post-PharmD MPH program, occurring after graduation from the PharmD program, is also available. At the time of matriculation to the MPH program, the P4 student must:
  • have a bachelor’s degree,
  • have a cumulative GPA (including required and elective coursework) of at least 3.0 in the courses of the pharmacy program at the end of third professional (P3) year,
  • and be in good academic and professional standing at the SSPPS.

Applicants for the Dual PharmD/MPH will apply for the MPH by completing the following by April 1, 2018: 

  1. the specialty program MPH application (contact ColoradoSPH.admissions@ucdenver.edu),
  2. official copies of undergraduate and professional program transcripts,
  3. PCAT, MCAT, GRE scores (or equivalent, see below)
  4. curriculum vitae or resume,
  5. a statement of interest,
  6. a letter from the SSPPS OSS indicating that the student is in good standing (academic and professional conduct) at SSPPS,
  7. two current letters of recommendation specifically related to the student’s interest and capacity for success in the PharmD/MPH program, and
  8. application fee

In evaluation of applications, PCAT or MCAT scores (or another standardized test deemed acceptable by both schools) may be used in lieu of the GRE scores. Applicants will be required to meet with the SSPPS Office of Student Services staff to ensure that there are no issues related to their financial aid or PharmD program completion that would prevent him/her from being accepted into this dual degree program.


Coursework

Post-PharmD MPH Students will: 

  • apply nine credits of PharmD coursework (as designated in Appendix A) to nine elective credits required for the MPH degree.  
  • complete all remaining didactic and elective coursework for the MPH after the P4 year of the pharmacy curriculum, i.e., no P3 independent study elective or P4 Public Health-related APPE credits completed in the PharmD program may be used toward the MPH degree.
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 Medicine and Public Health at CU Anschutz

 

Application Deadline: May 1 for 2018

                                    April 1 for 2019

 Dual degree students pursue the MPH between years 3 and 4 of their medical education. The program requires an official leave of absence from the School of Medicine. The leave lasts three consecutive semesters (summer, fall, spring). During official leave medical school loan obligations will be waived. Students are assessed public health tuition rates for ColoraedoSPH courses taken in completion of the joint degree. Rates are published under Cost of Attendance

 Admissions Requirements 

 

  • SOPHAS Express Application

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  • MCAT Scores

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  • Official transcripts

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  • Two letters of recommendation

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  • CV or Resume

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  • Statement of Interest

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  • Application Fee ($50 paid to SOPHAS Express)

 

Application Instructions

 

Those interested in applying to the dual degree program should fill out and submit the SOPHAS Express Application​. Official college transcripts and standardized test scores--ie. MCAT or GRE--must be emailed or mailed to the Colorado School of Public Health at ColoradoSPH.Admissions@ucdenver.edu.

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 Nursing and Public Health at CU Anschutz

Students interested in the dual DNP/MPH should apply to the Doctor of Nursing Practice through the College of Nursing. 

Information regarding the application and requirements for the DNP can be found on the College of Nursing website​.



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 Public Administration and Public Health at CU Anschutz

Students must apply and be accepted to both the MPH and MPA programs separately. However, it must be indicated on both applications that the student is applying for the dual MPA/MPH degree program.

 

MPH Admissions

 

The application priority deadline for the MPH program is January 15 with a final deadline of May 1. Applicants are required to complete the MPH application process through SOPHAS​

MPH Admissions Requirements and Process.

 

MPA Admissions

 

The application deadline for the MPA program is March 15 (preferred) or August 1 (final). MPA admissions requirements and application information can be found at http://spa.ucdenver.edu.  

 

Please contact:

 

 

 

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 Social Work and Public Health at CU Anschutz/University of Denver

Prospective students apply for the MSW and MPH separately and must be accepted into each program in order to qualify for the dual degree.


More information about the MSW application ​can be found on the University of Denver website​.
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 Urban Planning and Public Health at CU Anschutz

Students must apply and be accepted to both the MPH and MURP programs separately. However, it must be indicated on both applications that the student is applying for the dual MURP/MPH degree program.

 

MPH Admissions

 

The application priority deadline for the MPH program is January 15 with a final deadline of May 1. ​Applicants are required to complete the MPH application process through SOPHAS.

MPH Admissions Requirements and Process.

 

MURP Admissions

 

The application deadline for the MURP program is February 15.  MURP admissions requirements and application information can be found at http://architectureplanning.ucdenver.edu.

 

Please contact:

 

 

 

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 Social Work and Public Health at Colorado State University

Students who finish the program leave with an MSW, an MPH in Global Health and Health Disparities, and training in both physical and behavioral health as well as knowledge of the social and ecological determinant of public health.​

A full list of requirements and how to apply can be found on the Colorado State University website​.

Should any questions arise, please don't hesitate to contact Kendra Bigsby​.
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 Veterinary Medicine and Public Health at Colorado State University

Application Deadline: September 15

The Colorado School of Public Health offers a joint MPH/DVM with the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS). 

Requirements

Students must complete the Specialty Program Application and apply to the DVM program. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at ColoradoSPH.Admissions@ucdenver.edu​ for more information about the speciality application.

Find more information about the program on the MPH/DVM website.

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 Dual PharmD and MPH Degrees

Application Requirements

All applicants must be current Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) PharmD students scheduled to successfully complete the second professional (P2) year of the PharmD curriculum. At the time of matriculation to the MPH program, the student must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree,
  • have a cumulative GPA (including required and elective coursework) of at least 3.0 in the courses of the pharmacy program at end of first professional (P1) year,
  • and be in good academic and professional standing at the SSPPS.

Applicants for the Dual PharmD/MPH will apply for the MPH by completing the following by April 1, 2018: 

  1. the specialty program MPH application (contact ColoradoSPH.admissions@ucdenver.edu),
  2. official copies of undergraduate and professional program transcripts,
  3. PCAT, MCAT, GRE scores (or equivalent, see below)
  4. curriculum vitae or resume,
  5. a statement of interest,
  6. a letter from the SSPPS OSS indicating that the student is in good standing (academic and professional conduct) at SSPPS,
  7. two current letters of recommendation specifically related to the student’s interest and capacity for success in the PharmD/MPH program, and
  8. application fee

In evaluation of applications, PCAT or MCAT scores (or another standardized test deemed acceptable by both schools) may be used in lieu of the GRE scores. Applicants will be required to meet with the SSPPS Office of Student Services staff to ensure that there are no issues related to their financial aid or PharmD program completion that would prevent him/her from being accepted into this dual degree program.

Coursework

A student in the PharmD/MPH Dual Degree program would begin MPH coursework in summer of the year of acceptance.  This dual degree will:

  • use public health-oriented coursework and practice experiences from pharmacy curriculum (9 credits) to count toward the 42 minimum credit hour MPH degree, and
  • require a minimum of 5 years coursework to complete both degrees (for P2 applicants).

The time at which a student in the pharmacy program applies to the MPH program will influence (i) the specific GPA requirement, (ii) when the student will take MPH coursework, and (iii) whether a Leave of Absence from the SSPPS will be required.  

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