The Division of Public Health, in conjunction with the University of Utah School of Medicine, offers a joint MD/MPH degree. This is an ideal program for those medical students with an interest in clinical medicine as well as public health. Interested students already accepted or enrolled into the University of Utah School of Medicine can apply to the program as an MPH.

Completion Time

This combined degree program will require at least five years to complete. Students are required to take a one-year leave of absence from medical school to complete the public health degree requirements. This leave may be extended at the discretion of the dean for student affairs. The leave should be taken between the second and third years of medical school. In unusual circumstances this may occur between the first and second year or the third and fourth year at the discretion of the dean for student affairs.


The MPH program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1978.

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Kelsey Townsend
Academic Advisor
Phone: 801-587-7896
Email: kelsey.townsend@utah.edu

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