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M.D./M.P.H. Program

M.D./M.P.H. Dual Degree Program

Students enrolled in the New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) may apply to the NYMC School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program, providing an opportunity to pursue both degrees concurrently. The M.P.H. is designed to complement  undergraduate medical education by providing a deeper understanding of concepts and principles of public health, community outreach and health systems management. Benefits of the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program include: 

  • appreciation of the effects of the interplay between community factors and individual behaviors on the health status of patients
  • understanding of the basis of treatment and treatment outcomes for  individual patients
  • understanding of the delivery of health services, including the economic and legal aspects 


  1. M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management – Designed to provide a deeper understanding of the concepts and principles of public health, community outreach and systems management, this specialization focuses on developing the skills needed to derive and implement solutions affecting health care from a policy, management and planning perspective. Graduates are able to deliver solutions to all areas of health care and in local, national and global settings. Classes are offered online and on campus.
  2. M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Community Health – This specialization provides a clear understanding of the role of behavior and social influences in illness and health, as well as expands on the skills necessary to develop effective public health intervention strategies to reduce risk and promote health. Students learn how to help individuals and communities change behavior and improve their environment for a healthier lifestyle. Classes are offered online and on campus. 
  3. M.P.H. in Epidemiology  Epidemiology is the discipline used to find the causes of health outcomes and diseases in populations. It is the scientific, systematic and data driven study of the frequency and patterns, as well as causes and risk factors of health-related states and events in specified populations (neighborhood, school, city, state, country and global). Classes are offered online and on campus.
  4. M.P.H. in Environmental Health – Our environment has a major impact on our health. We depend on clean air, clean water and a safe food supply to sustain ourselves and our communities. Agriculture, transportation, construction, energy production and use and manufacturing all have a significant impact on the environment. All of these industries introduce situations and questions that require the expertise of trained professionals. This program provides the conceptual framework and practical tools to recognize and address environmental hazards.  


  1. One-year accelerated hybrid format
    Courses completed on campus and online for maximum flexibility in 12 months over the course of three consecutive semesters (summer, fall and spring).
    1. Summer – 5 courses (15 credits)
    2. Fall – 5 courses plus practicum initiation (16 credits)
    3. Spring – 4 courses (12 credits)
    4. Comprehensive examination
  2. Five-year option

To complete the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program, the first five M.P.H. core courses must be completed in the summer following the first or second year of medical school. The remaining courses are to be completed online or on campus over the next three to four years of medical school – with the exception of the third-year medical clerkship, during which no online coursework is permitted. A possible one-year leave of absence from medical school can also be taken to complete the M.P.H. courses.


Admission into the M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program is limited to students who are enrolled in the School of Medicine and wish to take a gap year, or for those who will finish the M.D. program but wish to complete an M.P.H. prior to entry into medical residency. The following material must be submitted to the SHSP Office of Admissions:

  • A signed combined M.D./M.P.H. dual degree program application and approval form signed by the SOM associate dean for student affairs giving permission to pursue both degrees
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended. Note: the SHSP Office of Admissions will arrange to obtain a copy of official undergraduate transcript(s) on file in the NYMC Registrar’s Office.

TUITION (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)




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Reflects 30% discount

For more information on the M.D./M.P.H. Program visit: nymc.edu/mdmph. Please contact the Admissions Office at (914) 594-4510 or shsp_admissions@nymc.edu if you have any questions.

Learn about the MD/MPH program.  Download the M.D./M.P.H. Program Application.