Dual-Degree: MPP / MPH

ABOUT THE MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY / MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPP/MPH) DUAL-DEGREE

In partnership with Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the School of Public Health offers graduate students the opportunity to earn a Master of Public Policy (MPP) alongside a Master of Public Health (MPH). MPP/MPH students will have in-depth complementary training as public policymakers and public health experts. Graduates will build on their policy training with a sound understanding of public health fields, such as organization of health services, epidemiology, healthcare policy and biostatistics.

LOCATION

New Brunswick with Edward J. Blouistein School of Planning and Public Policy
*Only the Department of Health Systems & Policy at the School of Public Health is currently participating in this dual-degree.

ADMISSIONS

Interested applicants in the MPP/MPH dual-degree program must apply separately to each school. Once a student has been admitted to both programs, he/she is then identified as an MPP/MPH dual-degree student.
Application for this degree program is available through the School of Public Health New Brunswick Campus office.

CURRICULUM

For the MPH degree, students are required to complete 15 credits of School of Public Health core courses, 15 credits of Department of Health Systems and Policy required courses, 3 credits of electives and 6 credits of Fieldwork. Up to six credits of MPP courses will fulfill School of Public Health electives. MPP courses must have a grade of B or better in order to transfer. The student’s Department of Health Systems and Policy faculty advisor serves as a co-advisor with the Bloustein School faculty advisor for Fieldwork. Visit the MPH degree webpage or the Department of Health Systems and Policy's webpage for more information about the MPH curriculum.

For the MPP degree, students are required to complete 21 credits of required coursework and 18 elective credits.  The Bloustein School accepts two MPH courses, Introduction to Biostatistics and Health Services Research and Evaluation in lieu of the required Methods I and II courses (6 credits) for the MPP.  The Bloustein School also accepts 3 credits of Fieldwork II in lieu of the Applied Field Experience course required for the MPP. However, the student needs to meet all of the requirements of the Applied Field Experience when completing the School of Public Health Fieldwork course.

Students are required to take elective courses approved by both their Bloustein and School of Public Health faculty advisors.  For the MPP, students are required to take 18 credits of electives. (A minimum of nine credits of electives must be fulfilled with Bloustein courses; if more than nine credits of electives are taken at Bloustein then the total number of credits for this dual-degree program may be more than the minimum of 69 credits.).  For the MPH, students are required to take nine credits of electives (six of these nine credits may be fulfilled with Bloustein courses approved by the School of Public Health faculty advisor).

Program Directors for MPP/MPH Dual Degree with Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy:
At the School of Public Health: Bernadette West, PhD
At the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy: Stuart Shapiro, PhD