Coordinated Degree Programs

(DMD/MPH) Doctor of Dental Medicine / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Dentistry and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

UAB’s School of Dentistry has a rich history of healthcare innovation and a national reputation for excellence providing the community with skilled and knowledgeable dentists through accredited pre-doctoral and 8 accredited postdoctoral areas of study. The MPH degree prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. The DMD/MPH coordinated degree program broadens students’ perspective concerning local and global population health and issues related to poverty and rural and intercity settings as well as the importance of access to care and prevention. The addition of an MPH degree to the DMD also expands career opportunities providing a foundation for positions in health education, research, government, international health as well as private industry.


Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required DMD curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the DMD curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. The DMD and MPH coordinated program may be completed within four years and students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.


Program Admission Process

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and DMD programs. Upon acceptance to the DMD program, students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program. The MPH program may begin at any time; but, it is suggested beginning the summer prior to dental school matriculation or the summer immediately proceeding the D1 year.


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the UAB School of Dentistry, please click here for step-by-step instructions.

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application.  SelectMPH dual program” and then the "MPH/DMD" track.

Special instructions:

  • Test score field is required, so enter "GRE" and a date to advance in the application.  
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the AADSAS application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.


Curriculum Planning 

Click here for Coordinated Master of Public Health/Doctor of Dental Medicine (MPH/DMD) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information 

For additional information concerning the coordinated DMD/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Ken Tilashalski in the School of Dentistry at drt@uab.edu.

(MD/MPH) Doctor of Medicine / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy, or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

This complementary MD/MPH coordinated degree program provide students with a fuller and richer perspective of community and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, access to care and health policy as well as social, legal and ethical issues. Addition of an MPH degree broadens graduates career opportunities providing a foundation for positions in research, government, international health as well as private industry.

 

Program Requirements

 

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required MD curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the MD curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours.

Students may choose between two program formats: a four-year program or a five-year program.

  • The four-year program requires students to complete MPH coursework while also completing medical school coursework. Additionally, students in the four-year program begin taking courses the summer before they begin medical school.
  • The five-year program requires students to take a one-year leave of absence from medical school to concentrate on MPH coursework.

Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

Program Admission Requirements

Students must be admitted to the UAB School of Medicine (SOM) MD program before being considered for the Coordinated MD/MPH Program. Students may elect to apply to both programs at the same time, to the MPH program after they have matriculated to medical school or, if accepted to the SOM after enrolling in the MPH, the student may transfer to the coordinated degree. The Associate Dean will review the application, make an admission decision, and serve as the advisor for all MD/MPH students.

Upon acceptance to the MD program, students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program.


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the UAB School of Medicine, please follow this link for step by step instructions: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/home/future-students/admissions.

To apply to the UAB School of Public Health, apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. For the review process, the School of Public Health will use the AMCAS application for the transcript, test score, and reference letter requirement.


Special instructions:

  • Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/MD General Track.
  • Test score field is required, so enter "GRE or MCAT" and a date so it will allow you to advance in the application.
  • In the essay section of the AY application, please indicate which campus you have been assigned to for MS3 and MS4.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from your AMCAS application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.
    • If you are a current Medical Student, a letter of recommendation is required from Dr. Kezar. Please input her name and email in the letter of recommendation section and select “yes” for electronic submission.


Curriculum Planning 

Click here for Coordinated Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH) Program Curriculum Planning Sheet - 4 Year Plan

Click here for Coordinated Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH) Program Curriculum Planning Sheet - 5th Year Plan


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated MD/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu.

 

 

(MD/MSPH) Doctor of Medicine / Master of Science in Public Health

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Public Health. The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) is an academic research degree designed for those students seeking specialization in one area of public health. The MSPH is in Clinical and Translational Science which has a focus in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior.

Program Requirements

The MSPH degree requires a minimum of 43 hours; however, 12 hours are shared from the Medical School curriculum. 

Program Admission Requirements

Students must be admitted to the UAB School of Medicine (SOM) MD program before being considered for the Coordinated MD/MSPH Program.

Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the UAB School of Medicine, please follow this link for step by step instructions: www.uab.edu/medicine/home/future-students/admissions.

To apply to the UAB School of Public Health, apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. For the review process, the School of Public Health will use the AMCAS application for the transcript, test score, and reference letter requirement.

Special Instructions:

  • Select “MSPH dual program” and then the MSPH/MD General Track.
  • Test score field is required, so enter "GRE or MCAT" and a date so it will allow you to advance in the application.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from your AMCAS application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.
  • If you are a current Medical Student, a letter of recommendation is required from Dr. Kezar. Please input her name and email in the letter of recommendation section and select “yes” for electronic submission.

Curriculum Planning

Click here for Coordinated Doctor of Medicine/Master of Science in Public Health (MD/MPH) Program Curriculum Planning Sheet for Outcomes Research.

Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated MD/MSPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu.

(OD/MPH) Doctor of Optometry Program / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Optometry and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Vision disorders and eye diseases are major public health problems, both nationally and internationally. Optometrists with training and experience in public health are needed to assess community needs for vision care services, to determine which factors contribute to treatment and prevention of visual system anomalies, to develop and apply quality assurance systems, to participate and provide leadership in health-related agencies, and to foster public awareness of the need for vision care. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. An individual qualified both in optometry and public health is expected to have the capability to develop, administer, and evaluate eye and vision health programs in research projects; design and conduct epidemiological field studies; use statistical methods in data analysis of case-control and cohort studies; develop and implement vision health education programs; and develop occupational health and eye safety programs.

Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required OD curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the OD curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.


Program Admission Process

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and OD programs. Upon acceptance to the OD program, students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program.


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the UAB School of Optometry, please follow this link for step-by-step instructions: www.uab.edu/optometry/home/admissions.

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application via the following link: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad. Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/OD track. Special instructions:

  • Test score field is required, so enter GRE and a date to advance in the application.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the OptomCAS application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.


Curriculum Planning

Click here for Coordinated Master of Public Health/Doctor of Optometry (MPH/OD) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated OD/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Connie Wright in the School of Optometry at csewell@uab.edu.

(PhD/MSPH) Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) / Master of Science in Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The department offers coordinated Master of Science in Public Health and PhD degrees in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Psychology or the University of Alabama (UA) Department of Psychology (in Tuscaloosa). This coordinated degree program prepares PhD students in Psychology to perform research in health outcomes or health policy analysis.
 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the economic, legal, organizational, and political underpinnings of the U.S. health system
  • Apply theoretical principles of health economics
  • Apply analytic skills necessary to assess the outcomes of medical interventions and population-based public health programs
  • Critically evaluate health policy research and outcomes research studies and resulting recommendations
  • Design and implement health policy and outcomes research studies and draw appropriate conclusions

Program Requirements

The MSPH degree requires a minimum of 43 hours. Students in this coordinated program will be waived from the biostatistics requirement upon documentation of successful completion of Advanced Statistics I and II in the PhD program. Students may emphasize health policy issues or outcomes research issues through 3 hours of approved electives. In addition, all students must complete a 9 credit hour research project. Click on the link below for Curriculum Planning Sheet.


Program Admission Requirements

To be considered for this program, students must first be admitted to the PhD program in medical psychology at UAB or the PhD program in psychology at UA (Tuscaloosa). Students must meet the admission criteria for the UAB School of Public Health and remain in good standing in their PhD program. Click here for UAB School of Public Health admissions information. This is a coordinated dual degree program and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent upon completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program.

(JD/MPH) Juris Doctor Program / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The department offers a coordinated Master of Public Health and Juris doctor degree program in cooperation with the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the program is to offer future attorneys exposure to the broad areas of public health.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the economic, legal, organizational, and political underpinnings of the U.S. health system
  • Acquire a health care field concentration for individuals seeking a JD degree


Program Requirements

Students in this track must complete 45 credit hours. This includes the MPH Core, SOPH requirements, track requirements, electives and internship. A total of 90 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated JD/MPH. The coordinated JD/MPH degree can be completed in 2 academic years (including 2 summers) of full-time study. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH degree, however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree, 13 credit hours from the JD curriculum are credited to the MPH and 12 hours from the MPH curriculum are credited to the JD. Students may complete the MPH totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of-state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.  Click on the link below for Curriculum Planning Sheet.


Program Admission Requirements

Students enrolled in this program must also be enrolled at the Cumberland School of Law. In order to be admitted to the coordinated programs, a student must have a GPA of 2.5 at the end of the first year of law school. Click here for additional UAB School of Public Health admissions information. Admission into the Cumberland School of Law does not automatically ensure acceptance into the UAB School of Public Health. A minimum law school GPA of 2.5 each semester and a minimum 3.0 GPA each semester in public health are required for students to continue in the coordinated program. This is a coordinated dual degree program and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent upon completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program.

 

 

(MBA/MPH) Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health degree program is offered through the UAB Collat School of Business and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The coordinated MBA/MPH program results in two advanced degrees providing students with skills necessary for a broad range of positions in health care management, entrepreneurship, and leadership. MPH coursework typically includes courses in the core public health disciplines as well as health economics, finance, accounting, management, strategic planning, health insurance, and health policy.


Program Requirements

A total of 60 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MBA/MPH. Courses include the Public Health Core plus 10 hours of Public Health focus course as well 10 MBA courses. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH and 36 credit hours for the MBA; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree 12 credit hours from the MBA curriculum are credited to the MPH and six hours from the MPH are credited to the MBA. Students may complete either degree programs totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.


Program Admission Process

To apply students must have at least a bachelor degree. Students are admitted separately to the MBA and MPH programs. The GRE or GMAT will be accepted for either degree program.


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply for the MBA, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application.

Select “MBA/MPH dual degree program from the drop down menu. Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/MBA track. The School of Business will accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. **If supplying a GRE score please notify Christy Manning, Administrative Director at 934-8817 or cmanning@uab.edu.

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application

Select “MPH dual program” and then the "MPH/MBA" track. The School of Public Health will accept the GMAT in lieu of the GRE.
 

Curriculum Planning

Click here for the Coordinated Master of Public Health / Master of Business Administration (MBA/MPH) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated MBA/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Christy Manning in the School of Business at cmanning@uab.edu.

(MPA/MPH) Master of Public Administration / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB Department of Government and the UAB School of Public Health. Students focus their MPH in Health Care Organization and Policy.

The MPH/MPA degree program provides students with the knowledge base of public health and the skills required to work effectively in a responsible, administrative position in the public sector. Through this coordinated degree program, students in the MPH program can satisfy some of their requirements through courses in the MPA program and vice versa.

 

Program Requirements

 

The MPA/MPH program requires the satisfactory completion of 64-65 credit hours. Students must complete both MPA and MPH core requirements. Students may choose either of two program options - health policy analysis or management. It is anticipated that a full-time student can complete the dual curriculum in 2 years. Part-time students may take up to 5 years to complete their studies. This is a coordinated dual degree track and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent upon completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program. 
Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

 

Program Admission Requirements

 

Students entering this program must meet the minimum requirements for admission into both the UAB School of Public Health and the UAB College of Arts and Sciences. Students must apply to and be admitted to both the MPH and MPA programs.

 

Application Process

 

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply for the MPA, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. This is the link - https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad .

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application via the following link: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad . Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/MPA track.

 

Curriculum Planning

 

Click here for Coordinated Master of Public Health/Master of Public Administration (MPH/MPA) Curriculum Planning Sheet

 

Contact Information

 

For additional information concerning the coordinated MPA/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu.

(MSN/MPH) Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The coordinated MPH/MSN degree is designed to address the dynamic health care needs of women and children. This program is offered through the UAB School of Nursing and the UAB School of Public Health. This program prepares nurse practitioners to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative maternal and child health (MCH) programs and policies. This dual degree builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks. In this educational experience, advanced clinical skill is combined with expertise in program planning and evaluation.

Students may select to focus on 1 of 3 tracks in the nursing curriculum: Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. At the completion of the coordinated degree, nurse practitioner graduates are eligible to take the certification examination for women's health nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, or pediatric nurse practitioner, depending on the specialty course of study.

This coordinated program is one of the programs in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Concentration and is funded, in part, by a federal MCH training grant - The MCH Policy & Leadership Program.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the health problems faced by children and their families within the context of public health
  • Apply current policies and programs directed at children and their families and describe how they are developed
  • Demonstrate skill in providing clinical services to children and their families
  • Plan, implement, and administer MCH programs
  • Demonstrate skill in the provision of primary care that includes health promotion and prevention of specific disorders and injury
  • Demonstrate early identification and treatment or referral for treatment of health problems
  • Manage chronic conditions to avoid complications and promote optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning

 

Program Requirements

Students in this track must complete 44 credit hours. This includes the MPH Core, SOPH requirements, track requirements, electives and internship. The coordinated MPH/MSN degree can be completed in 2-3 years of full-time study. Normally, a minimum of 42 credit hours are required for the MPH; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree, 6 credit hours from the MSN curriculum are credited to the MPH degree. Students may complete the MPH totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of-state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents. Click on the link below for Curriculum Planning Sheet.

 

Program Admission Requirements

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply for the MSN, please apply through the UAB School of Nursing. Acceptance into one school's program does not automatically ensure acceptance into the other school's program. Click here for UAB School of Nursing admissions information. Click here for UAB School of Public Health admissions information. This is a coordinated dual degree program and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent upon completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program.

(MSN/MPH) Master of Sciences in Nursing / Master of Public Health in Health Behavior

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The coordinated MPH in Health Behavior/MSN degree is designed to address health behavior content and methods needed by advanced practice nurses.  This program of study prepares graduates to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies. Graduates may assume a variety of positions in nursing, health behavior, and/or a combination of the two, including leadership roles. This dual degree program builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks.

Graduates will be able to do the following upon completion of the HB program:

  • Apply social and behavioral science theories to public health problems.
  • Develop evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs.
  • Apply principles of evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of public health research and practice.
  • Evaluate the literature concerning individual and social influences on health behavior.

Admissions

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and MSN degree programs and must meet admission requirements in both the School of Public Health and the School of Nursing.


Curriculum:

Students must complete a minimum of 44 semester hours of credit for the MPH degree, which includes six credit hours of required Nursing course work. Seventeen credits in the School of Public Health meet the requirements for core courses in the Master of Public Health program and provide a strong knowledge base in epidemiology, biostatistics, health behavior, environmental health sciences and health care organization and policy.  Twenty-seven to thirty additional credits (18 Health Behavior credit hours, 3-6 SOPH requirements credit hours and 6 Nursing credit hours) meet the requirements for the Health Behavior track in the School of Public Health. The coordinated MPH/MSN degrees can be completed in two years or six consecutive terms if the student registers for full-time study beginning in the fall term.  If a coordinated degree student drops out of the MSN program, he/she must apply for transfer to the MPH Health Behavior track and follow the requirements for that program.

* See the School of Nursing Catalog for the requirements for the MSN portion of the dual MPH/MSN degree. 

 

(MS/MPH) Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track/Master of Public Health

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Health Professions, Department of Nutrition Sciences and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Drawing upon its distinguished history and a multidisciplinary team of physician-scientists, PhD scientists, registered/licensed dietitians, and nurses working together in patient care, research, and education programs; the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track offers an accelerated Master of Science degree from the Department of Nutrition Sciences that enables students to sit for the national exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). This accredited program is offered on-campus or off-campus and it combines supervised clinical practice with online graduate coursework. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. This complementary MS/MPH dual coordinated degree program provides students with a fuller and richer perspective of community and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, insurance policy issues, patient access to care, as well as social, legal and ethical issues.


Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required MS in Nutrition curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the MS in Nutrition curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

 

Program Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track, you must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Dietetics from a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Click here to learn more about this track.  

If you do not have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition/Dietetics you are not eligible for the DI/Clinical Track. The MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track is currently granted accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 extension 5400.

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and MS in Nutrition programs. Upon acceptance to the MS program, students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program. All applications to the MS in Nutrition Sciences, Dietetic Internship/Clinical Track are made through a centralized application process called DICAS and a corresponding digital match process via D & D Digital. Please click here to learn more about the application and admissions process.

Click here for UAB School of Public Health admissions information.

 

Application Process

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application . Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/MS Nutrition track. Special instructions:

Test score field is required, so enter "GRE or MCAT" and a date to advance in the application. The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the Nutrition application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.


Curriculum Planning Sheet

Click here for Coordinated Dietetic Internship-Clinical Track/ Master of Public Health (MS/MPH) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated MS/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Brenda Bertrand in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at brendamb@uab.edu .

(MSHA/MPH) Coordinated Master of Science in Health Administration / Master of Public Health Program

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The coordinated Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Public Health degree program is offered through the UAB School of Health Professions and the UAB School of Public Health.  Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or may select a combination of courses from different areas (general MPH).  MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The coordinated MSHA/MPH program results in two advanced degrees providing students with management and leadership skills necessary for a broad range of administrative positions in health services organizations. The addition of an MPH to the MSHA degree provides students with a fuller and richer perspective of population and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, drug and insurance policy issues, patient access to health care, as well as social, legal and ethical issues.  In addition the MPH degree broadens career opportunities, providing a foundation for positions in research, government, and international health as well as private industry.

 

Program Requirements

A total of 92 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MSPH/MPH.  Courses typically include the Public Health Core plus 10 hours of Public Health focus course as well the required HA courses.  Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH and 71 credit hours for the MSHA; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degrees, 12 credit hours from the HA curriculum are credited to the MPH and 9 hours from the MPH curriculum are credited to the MSHA.  Students may complete the MPH program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.

 

Program Admission Process

To apply students must have at least a bachelor degree.  Students are admitted separately to the MSHA and MPH programs.   The GRE or GMAT will be accepted for either degree program. 

 

Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program.  To apply for the MPH please apply through the UAB Graduate School’s online application.  Select “MPH dual degree program from the drop down menu.  Select “MPH dual program” and then the MSHA/MPH track. 

To apply for the MSHA, please apply through the UAB Graduate School’s online application

 

Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated MSHA/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Heather Lee in the School of Health Professions at hjlee@uab.edu.

 

(MSPAS/MPH) Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016 - 2017

Program Description

The coordinated Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Public Health (MSPAS/MPH) degree program, offered through the UAB School of Health Related Professions and UAB School of Public Health, provides students with important skills for dealing with population health issues. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The dual graduate degree program provides opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and a public health practice experience with rural primary care clinical community partners. This innovative program enhances physician assistant education with integrated training in public health and primary care and thereby provides students with the information and skills needed to monitor and assess community health, develop and analyze programs and policies, coordinate and integrate care, and utilize appropriate population health measures in quality improvement strategies.


Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required MSPAS curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the MSPAS curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.


Program Admission Process

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and MSPAS programs. Upon acceptance to the MSPAS program, dual degree students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program.

In addition to meeting the stated requirements for each degree separately, to qualify for admission, students must also have completed a bachelor degree and all MSPAS prerequisites before December 30 in order to start the dual degree program in the following spring term.


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply for the MSPAS, please click here for step-by-step instructions.  

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/MSPAS track.

Special instructions:

  • Test score field is required, so enter "GRE or MCAT" and a date to advance in the application.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the CASPA application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.


Curriculum Planning

Click here for Coordinated Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MPH/MSPAS) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated MSPAS/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Kelley Swatzell in the School of Health Professions at ksw@uab.edu.

(MSW/MPH) Master of Social Work / Master of Public Health in Maternal & Child Health Policy & Leadership

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The MPH/MSW degree program is coordinated between the UAB School of Public Health, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy and the University of Alabama (UA) School of Social Work (in Tuscaloosa). The coordinated program prepares social workers for interdisciplinary practice in public health programs concerned with the promotion and improvement of the health of diverse populations, including women, children, and families. Students will attend classes in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. This coordinated program is one of the programs in the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Concentration and is funded, in part, by a federal MCH training grant - The MCH Policy & Leadership Program. This degree is also offered online.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the health problems faced by children and their families within the context of public health
  • Apply the tools of biostatistics and epidemiology to analyze problems faced by children and their families
  • Apply current policies and programs directed at children and their families and describe how they are developed
  • Plan, implement, and administer MCH programs
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation in both social work and public health principles and skills necessary for individuals interested in leadership positions at the community, state and national levels


Program Requirements

Students in this track must complete 44 credit hours. This includes the MPH Core, SOPH requirements, track requirements, electives and internship. A total of 60 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MSW/MPH. The coordinated MPH/MSW degree can be completed in 2 academic years (including 2 summers) of full-time study. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH degree; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree, 3 credit hours from the MSW curriculum are credited to the MPH and 12 hours from the MPH curriculum are credited to the MSW. Students may complete the MPH totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of-state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents. Click on the link below for Curriculum Planning Sheet.


Program Admission Requirements

Students must apply separately to each program. Acceptance into one school's program does not automatically ensure acceptance into the other school's program. To apply for the MSW, please apply through the UA School of Social Work: UA School of Social Work, To apply for the MPH, please apply through the UAB School of Public Health: UAB School of Public Health. This is a coordinated dual degree program and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent upon completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program.

(Pharm D/MPH) Pharm D (Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy)/Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB School of Public Health and the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy.  Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH).  MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The Auburn Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degree program is a four-year course of study that requires the completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum prior to enrollment and includes course work in biomedical sciences; pharmaceutical sciences; behavioral, social, and administrative pharmacy sciences; pharmacy practice; and pharmacy practice experience.  The MPH degree prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. These complementary MPH/Pharm D dual coordinated degree programs provide students with a fuller and richer perspective of community and global health issues including the epidemiology of disease, health behavior, the impact of environmental and occupational factors on patient health, disease progression, management of disease states, drug and insurance policy issues, patient access to drug therapy, as well as pharmaceutical social, legal and ethical issues.
 

Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required Pharm D curriculum requirements.  Twelve credit hours from the Pharm D curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours.  Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.


Program Admission Process

Students entering the Pharm.D. program with a Bachelor Degree may enroll in the MPH program and begin courses during the summer term before they matriculate into the Pharm.D.

Students who enter the Pharm.D. program without a Bachelor degree, but plan to complete their degree requirements at Auburn University in the College of Science and Mathematics at the end of Fall Semester of their second professional (P2) year may still begin a MPH degree.  Since UAB typically requires a Bachelor degree to take graduate-level course, these students may apply to UAB as a “transient” (visiting student) in order to begin work on a MPH degree in the summer before they matriculate into the Pharm D. Transient students are designated as non-degree and typically remain enrolled for one semester – no more than two. There is no limit on the number of courses/hours for which they may register.  Otherwise, these students are eligible to start taking MPH courses during the fall of their P2, but would likely start during the summer following the P2 year.

Some students will enter the PharmD program prior to receiving a Bachelor degree; but, receive a BS or BA degree from their undergraduate university after completing some portion of the PharmD program. Since UAB typically requires a Bachelor degree to take graduate-level course, these students may apply to UAB as a “transient” (visiting student) in order to begin work on a MPH degree in the summer before they matriculate into the Pharm D. Transient students are designated as non-degree and typically remain enrolled for one semester – no more than two.  Otherwise, these students would be eligible to start the MPH Program after they received their BS degree from their undergraduate institution and would be eligible to enroll in the semester before they graduate with their BS or BA.

Those students entering without a BS degree and the PharmD degree becomes their first degree may apply during their final semester of the Pharm.D. program and then could start the MPH program either in the summer or fall following graduation with the Pharm.D. and would be allowed to count the 12 shared hours.

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and Pharm D programs.   Upon acceptance to the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy program, students will be accepted automatically to the UAB MPH degree program.  


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program.  To apply to the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, please follow this link for step-by-step instructions: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/pharmacy/apply/index.html

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application via the following link:  https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad.  Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/Pharm D track.  Special instructions:

  • Test score field is required, so enter GRE and a date to advance in the application.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the PharmCAS application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.

To apply as a transient student at UAB, please follow this link: https://www.uab.edu/students/admissions/apply


Curriculum Planning

Click here for Coordinated Master of Public Health/Pharm D (Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy)  / (MPH/DVM) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated Pharm D/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Charles Woosley in the Harrison School of Pharmacy at caw0012@auburn.edu.

 

(PhD/MPH) PhD in Biomedical Science / Master of Public Health

 Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in Environmental Health Science or Epidemiology. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

A mission of UAB is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the State and beyond. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. Therefore, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health have aligned their educational strength in the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, to offer a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning. In response to an NIH study on Graduate Education and Career Opportunities, we are seeking graduate students with an entrepreneurial attitude and a strong will to succeed in an ever-changing scientific landscape.
 

Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required GBS curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the GBS curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.
 

Program Admission Process

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and GMS programs. Upon acceptance to the PhD in Biomedical Sciences program, students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program. 


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the PhD in Biomedical Sciences, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application .

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. Select“MPH dual program” and then the MPH/Biomedical Sciences track.
 

Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated PhD/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Dr. David Schneider in Graduate Biomedical Sciences at dschneid@uab.edu.

 

(PhD/MPH) PhD in Psychology (HBPY) or Sociology (HSOC) and Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description:

This dual degree program is offered in cooperation with the UAB Departments of Psychology and Sociology; and the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Department of Psychology.  This program enables students to obtain an MPH degree in Health Behavior simultaneously with a PhD in Psychology or Sociology.   This program of study prepares graduates to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies.  This dual degree program builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks.

Graduates will be able to do the following upon completion of the HB program:

  • Apply social and behavioral science theories to public health problems.
  • Develop evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs.
  • Apply principles of evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards of public health research and practice.
  • Evaluate the literature concerning individual and social influences on health behavior.

Admissions

Applicants to this program must first be admitted to the PhD program of interest.  They should have a strong academic record and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.


Curriculum

The MPH degree requires a minimum of 42-46 credit hours depending on the PhD concentration. Because this is a coordinated dual degree track, graduation from the MPH program is contingent on completion of all requirements for graduation from the PhD program. If a coordinated degree student drops out of the PhD program, he/she must apply for transfer to the MPH Health Behavior track and follow the requirements for that program.

(PhD/MPH) PhD Industrial and Systems Engineering (Auburn University School of Engineering) / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the Auburn University School of Engineering and the UAB School of Public Health. Students focus their MPH in Environmental Health Science.

The UAB School of Public Health has partnered with the Auburn School of Engineering's Industrial and Systems Engineering program to provide the opportunity for students in the Auburn University Environmental Engineering Doctoral Program to pursue public health education during their training in engineering in a flexible format that accommodates their academic schedule while assuring critical instruction in the core areas of public health and in specific competency areas considered essential to environmental engineers with public health training.


Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required PhD curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the PhD curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.

 

Program Admission Requirements

 

Students must be admitted to the Auburn University Industrial and Systems Engineering doctoral program before being considered for the PhD/MPH. Once a student has obtained admission to the engineering school, we will consider them to have met our basic admission criteria. Some students may elect to apply to both programs at the same time, others after they have matriculated to the School of Engineering. In either case, we will ask students to have Auburn University forward their application packet to us. Applicants will be reviewed by the Academic Dean within the existing guidelines provided by the Admissions and Graduation Committee and according to the above procedures. The Academic Dean, in consultation with the Department Chairs, will assign an academic advisor based on the applicant’s stated primary area(s) of interest. The assignment of an advisor will also dictate the applicant’s departmental home.

Upon acceptance to the PhD program, students are automatically accepted to the MPH degree program.


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, please follow this link for instructions: http://eng.auburn.edu/future-students/graduate.

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/Engineering track. Special instructions:

  • Test score field is required, so enter "GRE" and a date to advance in the application.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the PhD application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.

 

Curriculum Planning

Click here for Coordinated Master of Public Health/PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Auburn University School of Engineering) (MPH/PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering) curriculum planning sheet.
 

Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated PhD/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu.

(DVM/MPH) Veterinary Medicine (Auburn University) / Master of Public Health

Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

The DVM/MPH coordinated dual degree program is offered through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) and the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH). Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas, including: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy, or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

Through its DVM degree, the AUCVM prepares individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. Through its MPH program, the SOPH prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. These complementary coordinated degree programs provide students with a fuller and richer perspective of and appreciation for community and global health recognizing the intersection of human health, animal health and the environment. Addition of an MPH degree to the DVM broadens career opportunities, providing a foundation for positions in research, government, and international health as well as private industry.


Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required DVM curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the DVM curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.


Program Admission Process

Students entering the DVM program with a Bachelor Degree may enroll in the MPH program and begin courses during the summer term before they matriculate into the DVM.

Students who enter the DVM program without a Bachelor degree, but will be awarded a BS/BA at end of their first year may still begin a MPH degree. Since UAB typically requires a Bachelor degree to take graduate-level course, these students may apply to UAB as a “transient” (visiting student) in order to begin work on a MPH degree in the summer before they matriculate into the DVM. Transient students are designated as non-degree and there is no limit on the number of courses/hours for which they may register. After these students are awarded a BS/BA they may finish taking the required MPH courses or if they are not awarded a BS/BA degree may begin to complete their MPH degree in their last semester before being awarded the DVM.

Those students entering without a BS degree and the DVM degree becomes their first degree may apply during their final semester of the DVM program and then could start the MPH program either in the summer or fall following graduation with the DVM and would be allowed to count the 12 shared hours.

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and DVM programs. Upon acceptance to the AUCVM DVM program, students will be accepted automatically to the UAB MPH degree program.


Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, please follow this link for step-by-step instructions: www.vetmed.auburn.edu/education/prospective-students/.

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the UAB Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application via the following link: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=uab-grad . Select “MPH dual program” and then the MPH/DVM track. Special instructions:

  • Test score field is required, so enter "GRE" and a date to advance in the application.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the VMCAS application and select ‘no’ when asked if they will be electronic submission.


Curriculum Planning

Click here for Coordinated Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine) / Master of Public Health (MPH/DVM) Curriculum Planning Sheet


Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated DVM/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Stephanie Ostrowski, in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine at sro0002@auburn.edu.