Dual Degree Program

The School of Community Health Sciences works with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to offer a dual degrees: Master of Public Health/Doctor of Medicine (MPH/MD). Learn more about this degree program below.

MPH/MD Program

For the MD/MPH student, there is an accelerated one-year program of study, with the field studies and capstone course following in year two. There is a 6-unit overlap with the medical students in their clinical rotations which will have a public health emphasis and therefore may be used for their MPH internship credits. Upon completion of the clinical rotations, the students will return for the following spring semester to complete their MPH capstone course. Apart from the 6-unit overlap, MD/MPH students are required to complete all other requirements just like other MPH students, and to demonstrate attainment of all identified public health competencies.

SCHS faculty work closely with our M.D. students as well as the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine faculty to assure the highest level of integration possible between the two schools.

For questions about this program, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Kristen Clements-Nolle at clements@unr.edu.


Admission information

Admission requirements to the  MPH/MD program is set by each program. Students must apply to each program separately and then be admitted to each of them before embarking on the dual-degree program.

Comprehensive information on these programs may be found at the following links:

University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine

Master of Public Health Admission Requirements