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MPA/MPH Dual Degree Program

This dual degree is offered by the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs and the Colorado School of Public Health on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition to receiving a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, students concurrently receive a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in a concentration of their choice: Applied Biostatistics; Community & Behavioral Health; Environmental & Occupational Health; Epidemiology; Health Systems, Management & Policy; Leadership & Public Health Practice; Maternal and Child Health; Population Mental Health & Wellbeing; or a custom concentration. To join the MPA/MPH dual degree program, you must apply to each master's program separately and gain admission to each program. When applying to the Colorado School of Public Health, choose the MPA/MPH dual degree program option in the application system.

Quick facts, careers, and skills

When you leave this program, you’ll have a greater understanding of social and community factors that affect health, how to work with diverse communities, and how to promote health equity as a public administrator.

Quick facts

Program location: CU Anschutz and CU Denver
Credit hours: 42

Sample careers

Public health administrator
Health policy analyst
Community health director
& more

Skills you'll gain

Population health
Public health program design
Systems of care evaluation
& more


As stand-alone programs, the MPH is 42 credits and the MPA is 39 credits. Both degrees are awarded for a total of 60 credits between the two programs. The MPH program accepts up to 9 credits from MPA coursework to count towards elective credits, and the MPA accepts up to 12 MPH credits as electives.  

Students in the MPA/MPH dual degree will take courses in both the MPA and MPH simultaneously.

Total credits: 42

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