In partnership with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, the School of Public Health offers physician assistant students the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) alongside a Master of Public Health (MPH) -- providing strong interdisciplinary clinical and public health training. The MSPA/MPH dual-degree program allows PA students to complete both their MSPA degree and the MPH degree in four years depending on which various alternative schedule is chosen.
New Brunswick with School of Health Releated Professions (New Brunswick Campus)
*Only the Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health; Health Education & Behavioral Science; and Health Systems & Policy at the School of Public Health is currently participating in this dual-degree.
Application to the MSPA/MPH dual-degree program is limited to students who have already been accepted within the Physician Assistant Program at the Rutgers School of Health Releated Professions and have taken the GRE.
Application for this degree program is available through a School of Public Health campus office.
For the MPH degree, students are required to complete 15 credits of School of Public Health core courses, 15 credits of department required courses and 6 credits of fieldwork. Up to nine credits of MSPA courses may fulfill School of Public Health electives with approval from the student's MPH faculty advisor. MSPA courses must have a grade of B or better in order to transfer. Visit the MPH degree webpage or the participating departments webpages for more information about the MPH curriculum:
Program Contacts at the School of Public Health:
Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health,
Paul Duberstein, PhD, Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy.