PA/MPH: Medical Science and Public Health

The PA/MPH program combines primary health care and public health to train practitioners and leaders to care for underserved populations and at-risk communities.

(PA Program at Emory Ranked #4 by the 2012 U.S. News World Report)

Length of Program:

  • May be completed in three calendar years
  • Year 1 at RSPH (minimum 32 credit hours)
  • Years 2 and 3 at PA Program, School of Medicine (seven semesters)

Participating RSPH Academic Departments:

Career Opportunities: PAs with an MPH will be able to manage patients in clinics, hospitals and schools, and take a lead in improving the health of communities around the world.

The MPH is added value to a dual degree graduate who plans on practicing clinically. The PA/MPH would offer an employer additional public health skills to assess the health needs of a community, develop health education programs, participate in clinical or community-based research, or join health profession training programs as teaching faculty members.

More details about the PA/MPH Dual Degree Program

Applying to Dual Degree Programs
Students must apply to and be accepted into each school separately in order to be eligible for a dual degree.

All applications to RSPH are completed in SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service):

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