Dual Degree Programs
Master of Statistics (Biostatistics)/PhD
The MSTAT (Biostatistics) in the Division of Public Health and the PhD in Population Health Sciences are synergistic educational programs that rigorously train students in the quantitative methods related to health research. By combining these programs as a dual degree, independent research minded students transition, uninterrupted from master’s level coursework through their doctoral dissertation.
Students interested in the MSTAT/PhD program must meet current University of Utah graduate Admissions standards along with individual program standards. Enrolled students will take a total of 80 credits, with 30 counting towards the MSTAT and 50 counting towards their PhD. All requirements from both programs must be completed before either degree is awarded.
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Master of Public Policy/PhD
The Master of Public Policy and the Department of Population Health Sciences both employ an interdisciplinary approach to meet the changing needs in their respective fields. Studying health care policy in the context of the patient interaction with health systems, and learning about health systems and the impact policy has on direct care is both unique and important. Together, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts.
By linking policy decisions to individual patients, diverse perspectives are brought to bear and disparities are addressed head on. Dual degree students are provided with the knowledge and skills to affect change in both health care and health systems. By making informed policy decisions, health care disparities and diverse perspectives are brought to the forefront. This exciting program creates an educational path that prepares students to investigate, analyze and inform public policy in the context of health care.
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The PhD in Population Health Sciences is a participating PhD Program in the University of Utah School of Medicine’s established MD/PhD program. The goal of this dual degree is to provide an outstanding education for students who want to develop skills that will prepare them for a career as a physician scientist.
Students interested in the MPP/PhD program must meet current University of Utah graduate Admissions standards along with individual program standards. Enrolled students will take a total of 80 credits, with 31 counting towards the MPP and 49 counting towards their PhD. All requirements from both programs must be completed before either degree is awarded.
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