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

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 7 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

Curriculum Planning Sheet

Click here for Coordinated MPH/ Master of Science in Health Administration (MPH/MSHA)Curriculum Planning Sheet

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.