Coordinated Degrees with Other Graduate Programs 2015-16

Coordinated Programs in the Department of Health Behavior

Coordinated Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing -1

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 or health behavior including health behavior program directors and project coordinators. This dual degree program builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks.

MPH/MSN
 

Coordinated MPH/PhD in Health Behavior and Psychology (HBPY) or Sociology (HSOC)

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.

MPH/PhD
 


Coordinated Programs in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy


Coordinated Master of Public Health / Juris Doctor Program 

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, also located in Birmingham. The purpose of the program is to offer future attorneys exposure to the broad areas of public health.

MPH/JD


Coordinated Master of Public Health / Master of Business Administration Program 

This program's purpose is to provide students without relevant advanced degrees and/or without previous public health experience with those skills necessary for advanced positions in health management.  Also, students with experience and/or a relevant advanced degree who wish to pursue a health management credential with broad applicability should seriously consider this coordinated program.

MPH/MBA


Coordinated Master of Public Health / Doctor of Optometry Program 

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. 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.

MPH/OD


Coordinated Master of Public Health / Master of Public Administration Program 

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.

MPH/MPA

 

Coordinated Master's of Science in Public Health / Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) 

The department offers coordinated Master of Science in Public Health and PhD degrees in cooperation with the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham or at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).

MPH/PhD

 

Coordinated Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership / Master of Science in Nursing

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.

MPH/MSN

 
Coordinated Master of Public health in Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership / Master of Social Work - also available online
 

The MPH/MSW degree program is coordinated between the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama (MSW) and the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy (HCOP).  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 who have been admitted to the MSW program in the School of Social Work and wish to pursue the coordinated degree option should contact the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy.  Students will attend classes in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

MPH/MSW
 


School-Wide Online Programs