Master of Public Policy/Master of Public Health (MPP/MPH) Joint Degree

Students who pursue a joint MPP/MPH degree will acquire the skills needed to conduct effective health policy analysis, understand organizational processes within the health domain, develop policy-based approaches to address issues of public health importance and translate complex public health policies for a lay audience. Graduates will also be educated in working across public, non-profit and private sectors to produce policy-based approaches to improving and protecting the public’s health. Through this joint degree program, graduates will gain the education needed to be effective in professional roles that involve health policy development, administration and evaluation.

The MPP/MPH joint degree program is a joint effort between the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health; this joint degree gives students the option of earning an MPP degree in addition to a Master of Public Health, two master’s degrees with approximately 61 credit hours. On average the joint degree will take students three years of full-time coursework; part-time students take an average of four years to complete the joint degree.


The MPP/MPH joint degree was approved by the Board of Regents in Spring 2009. The MPH program has been continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1978.

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MPH Program

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

MPP Program

Elizabeth Henke
Program Manager
Phone: 801-585-7834
Email: elizabeth.henke@utah.edu

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