The M.P.H./M.B.A. program provides an opportunity to earn a dual degree through an integrated curriculum. The joint M.B.A./MPH degree is designed to prepare graduates with managerial and executive level career aspirations at the interface of healthcare delivery and business. The successful completion of the dual degree leads to the awarding of two degrees. The Master of Public Health degree is awarded by the College of Health and Human Services and the M.B.A. is awarded by the College of Business and Innovation. Students enrolled in the dual degree program can receive the M.P.H. or M.B.A. degree independently. The M.B.A. degree requires a minimum of 33 credit hours at the 6000-level. Up to an additional 18 credit hours may be required if a student does not have an academic background in business. The College of Business and Innovation will allow up to 9 credit hours of appropriate M.P.H. coursework to be credited toward the M.B.A. degree.
Students applying for the Master of Public Health/M.B.A. dual degree program must have earned a bachelor's degree. A student must apply and be admitted to the College of Health and Human Services and the College of Business and Innovation separately to be admitted to the MPH/M.B.A dual degree program. If the applicant is required to take the GRE by the MPH Admission Committee, the College of Business and Innovation will accept GRE scores in lieu of the GMAT. If the applicant does not need to take the GRE for admission to the MPH program, the applicant will be waived GMAT for admission to the M.B.A. Program.
Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other program. Refer to the College of Health and Human Services and M.B.A. sections of this catalog for specific admission standards for each program.
Appropriate M.P.H. courses listed under the Public Health Management major of this catalog will be applied towards the M.B.A. elective area. Up to a maximum of 12 credit hours of 6000-level BUAD courses will apply towards the M.P.H. elective requirement.
Please refer to the College of Health and Human Services catalog for more information regarding the program requirements for the M.P.H. degree.