Integrating Medical Practice and Public Health
The Penn State Master of Public Health (MPH) program offers a five-year MD/MPH joint degree program for medical students enrolled at Penn State College of Medicine.
The MD/MPH is ideal for medical students who want to pursue advanced training in public health, wish to apply principles of public health to clinical practice, and have a special interest in behavior change and community and global health.
About the Program
The five-year MD/MPH requires 42 credits in the public health area.
Students will take one year off between the third and fourth year of medical school to complete 26 MPH credits, including a practicum and a capstone.
The remaining 16 credits will be transferred from the MD program.
The MPH degree program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MD/MPH joint degree program will be accredited as part of this existing unit of accreditation.
More About Penn State College of Medicine
What's New in Public Health
Penn State College of Medicine strives to create the best culture of respect and inclusion for our students. A number of programs, services and facilities are available.
- Cognitive Skills Program
- Disability Services
- Harrell Health Sciences Library
- Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
- Simulation Center
- Student Health
- Student Mental Health and Counseling
Penn State College of Medicine offers housing in its University Manor East or University Manor West apartments to full-time students, residents, postdocs and visiting scholars.
Life in Hershey, PA
Penn State College of Medicine is in Hershey, PA, a town known as the home of the HersheyPark amusement park and the Hershey Chocolate Factory.