The joint Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Master of
Public Health (MPH) program is ideal for the student who seeks an in-depth
knowledge of public health combined with training in management and public
policy administration. Students with the dual degree go on to manage programs,
implement policy, and work throughout the public health sector with a focus on
systems and services.
The program is jointly administered by the University of
Colorado School of Public Affairs located in Denver and the Colorado School of Public Health located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Students
enrolled in the MPA/MPH may earn both degrees upon the successful completion of
60 semester credit hours (18 MPA core credits, 17 MPH core credits, 21
concentration credits, 2 practicum credits, and 2 master’s project credits).
MPA/MPH students may choose one of the five MPH
concentrations offered on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus: Applied
Biostatistics; Community and Behavioral Health;
Environmental and Occupational Health; Epidemiology; or
Health Systems, Management and Policy. Alternatively, students can choose one
of the MPA concentrations offered in the School of Public Affairs such as
Nonprofit Management or Emergency Management. Students may also elect to
complete a general track MPA or MPH.
Students are required to secure independent admission to
each degree program, comply with the specified application deadlines and
instructions, and meet each program’s respective admissions requirements.
Students should specify on both applications their interest or intent to pursue
the joint program. A faculty advisor will be assigned to the student from both
areas to assist with program planning and completion.