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MD/MPH Program

Summary of Program

The MD/MPH dual degree is offered by UT Health San Antonio and UTHealth School of Public Health. The MD/MPH is designed to prepare students to integrate medical and public health skills as practitioners and researchers. By combining MD training with an MPH education, students are better prepared to treat individuals and to address health issues in communities. The MD/MPH program is perfect for students interested in global health, community health, clinical research, infectious disease, health promotion, public policy or administration, environmental medicine and preventative medicine.



  • 12 shared credit hours from the Long School of Medicine (LSOM) curriculum towards your 45-hour MPH degree at no additional cost.
  • Coursework available online and in person at the San Antonio School of Public Health campus just one mile from the SOM.
  • Both degrees can be completed in 4 years, saving time and money. A 5-year track is also available for students who would like more time to dedicate to the MPH or have additional research/project interests.
  • Flexibility and customization in the program allows students to combine traditional MD preparation with the MPH practicum requirement.


Important Dates 2017 - 2018

Details on these and any other events will be communicated with you.
LSOM = Long School of Medicine
SPH = UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio

Nov 13

SPH spring registration opens (for current students)

Dec 1

SPH application for spring graduation opens
(for current students)

Dec 15

LSOM MSI/MSII term ends (current students)

Dec 22

LSOM MSIII/MSIV term ends (current students)

Jan 8

LSOM spring semester begins (current students)
SPH spring semester begins (current students)

Jan 24

LSOM census date

Mar 1

SPH Application due


How to Apply

Students may apply to the dual degree after acceptance to the School of Medicine. The UTHealth School of Public Health accepts dual degree applications via the Schools of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS) at The application is due by March 1 and requires the submission of all transcripts and coursework entry (similar to TMDSAS) as well as two recommendations (electronically submitted). Please be sure to allow time for transcripts to arrive and verification of coursework. The GRE is waived for students who have been accepted to medical school.


For more detailed information on the MD/MPH program, please contact:

Paulina H. Mazurek, MA
Senior Program Coordinator
UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine

Selina O. Futrell, MA
Coordinator, Admissions & Alumni Affairs
UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio


Pictured above (L-R): Members of the MD/MPH Program team -
Selina Futrell, Dr. Melissa Valerio, Dr. Barbara Taylor, and Paulina Mazurek