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Dual M.D.-M.P.H. Program

This is a 5-year program in which the medical student completes the requirements for the M.P.H. degree in 1 year. This can be accomplished either between the second and third, or between the third and fourth, years of medical school. Students must complete all degree requirements for both the M.D. and the M.P.H. programs. They complete the M.P.H. concentration in Social and Behavioral Health in 3 semesters, beginning in the summer (June), and proceeding through fall (August) and spring (January), and finishing by the end of May. Please contact the respective academic units offering the degree more information. The M.D. degree is offered by the School of Medicine.

Joint M.S. in Nursing-M.P.H. Program

This interdisciplinary education experience offered by the School of Nursing and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health combines courses from the Master of Science in Nursing and the Master of Public Health. Students must apply for admission to the M.P.H. and M.S. in nursing programs separately. Applications are reviewed by the admissions committees of both programs. Please contact the academic units offering the degree for more information. The M.S. degree is offered by the School of Nursing.

Joint Ph.D in Behavioral Psychology-M.P.H. Program

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science on the Lawrence campus offers a 72-credit-hour doctoral program in behavioral psychology. Students learn about an array of content areas and theoretical perspectives and achieve proficiency in behavioral analysis, developmental studies, or behavioral intervention. Both the departments of Applied Behavioral Science and of Preventive Medicine and Public Health promote community/public health and development through collaborative research, teaching, and service.

The joint Ph.D./M.P.H. is ideal for students interested in prevention through community and public health. Students must apply for admission to the M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs separately. Applications are reviewed by the admissions committees of both programs. Students admitted to the joint program complete the 42-hour M.P.H. requirements in addition to the Ph.D. requirements.

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