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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 Fall Dates for Current MD/MPH students

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

July 17 SPH Fall Course Registration opens
July 21  MD/MPH Orientation and Mixer
July 28 SPH Last day to withdraw with "W" for summer 12 week courses
August 11 SPH Summer 12 week session ends
August 22  SPH General Orientation
August 28  SPH first day of fall classes
September 5 4:30 pm | SPH (Room TBA) - SPH Faculty Meet & Greet
TBD  4:30 pm | Location TBD | - Afternoon Tea (Guest: TBD)
November 8  4:30 pm | Location TBD | - Afternoon Tea (Guest: TBD)


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 October 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