DO/MPH Dual Degree New Opportunity for TUN Students!

The TUC MPH Program now provides TUN College of Medicine (COM) students with the opportunity to obtain a Master of Public Health (MPH) at TUC through a synchronized distance learning program.  Students complete the MPH didactic courses in two summers:  the summer prior to entering COM and the summer after the first year of COM.  Public Health field study is completed during clinical rotations.  In addition to earning a MPH degree, the Program prepares students for certification in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

The Professional Advantages of a Dual Degree

Physicians with MPH degrees have a wide range of career options both in the US and abroad in varied settings including hospitals, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and universities.  Opportunities for physicians with public health training include:
  • Hospital Administration
  • Research
  • Public health medicine
  • Medical facility management
  • Health policy
  • International health
  • Women's health

Why a Dual DO/MPH Degree at TUN?

  • Students concurrently obtain the MPH and the DO degree in 4.5 years of study.
  • The MPH degree requires 42 units of study.  Dual degree students earn 30 units from the Public Health Program curriculum and 12 units from courses relevant to public health from the DO curriculum.
  • The TUC Public Health Program, with its focus on social justice, trains graduates who are dedicated to reducing health inequities in local and global communities.
  • Integrated education and training in our dual degree program provides medical professionals with a holistic understanding of health issues and the tools to address health and wellness from the perspectives of the individual patient, the community and the general population.