Dual Degree Programs
The UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health offers three dual degree programs: MPH/MSN in Health Management & Policy, MPH in Community Health/M.S. in Applied Anthropology, and the DO/MPH. The students in these programs are evaluated and admitted separately to each school and must meet all requirements for each degree separately. Admission to one program does not assure admission to the other. Students completing a dual degree program receive diplomas and transcripts from each of the participating schools. Thus, they are not joint degree programs where one diploma lists both schools, but rather dual degree programs.
each of the following programs, students must complete the MPH core
curriculum, which includes the five core public health courses. With the
use of transfer credit and dual credit, students are required to
complete 48 semester credit hours, which includes 3 SCH of practice
experience and 6 semester credit hours of a culminating experience
(thesis or non-thesis option).
The primary goal of the DO/MPH program is to provide clinical professionals with specialized public health training to develop, integrate, and apply culturally competent social, psychological, and biomedical approaches to the promotion and preservation of health. Physicians with training in public health may work in a wide range of positions in public, private, or academic settings. The MPH degree offers the physician a significant advantage when seeking jobs which involve planning and managing health systems, performing clinical research, determining the causes of disease, or planning and implementing disease control strategies. Physicians with the MPH degree work in health departments, federal agencies, managed care and other health provider organizations, schools of public health and medicine, in the private practice arena, and in many other federal and international agencies.
MPH/M.S. in Applied Anthropology
The School of Public Health and the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Texas have developed a cooperative agreement that allows students to pursue the MPH and a graduate degree in anthropology. The dual degree program in Applied Anthropology and Public Health offers an opportunity to strengthen collaboration in public health, anthropology and social science research and practice.
The MPH/MSN is a 57 semester credit hour cooperative program offered by the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health and the University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing (UTA-SON). The Health Management & Policy concentration is oriented toward nursing professionals who want to supplement their training with practical public health experience specifically geared toward management and policy.