Dual Degrees

The School of Public Health offers two dual degree programs for students who are interested in pursuing two advanced degrees concurrently. 

Dual Degree MD/MPH

The dual MD/MPH degree is targeted at medical students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills in public health. The marriage of medicine and public health skills will enable physicians to be better practitioners and leaders in the fields of medicine and public health. The program will build upon the existing relationship between Albany Medical College and the UAlbany School of Public Health to prepare physicians to be aware and capable of addressing public health problems and to create public health professionals adept at clinical knowledge and practice. What is the curriculum for the dual degree? Individuals interested in pursuing an MD/MPH will be able to complete the degree in five years (compared to medical school's four year curriculum). The first two years of study are primarily devoted medical education with the exception of summers where students have the option of taking public health courses. In the summer between the second and third year, students take their board examination. MPH coursework is primarily completed in the summers and in the third year of study. The MPH internships are completed in the third and fifth year and medical school is finished in the fourth and fifth year of study.

Dual Degree MD/MPH

Dual Degree MPH/MSW

The School of Public Health and School of Social Welfare have joined resources to offer students an opportunity to combine the MPH (Department of Health Policy, Management and Behavior: Management or Health Policy track) and the MSW (MACRO concentration) for a strong specialization in health policy, management and administration. The MSW coursework includes generalist and advanced social work MACRO practice that prepares students to work in health care and health related settings. Both degrees count courses in the other program as meeting course requirements. The program is fully accredited as (1) Council on Education for Public Health accredited MPH program under the School of Public Health's current accreditation and (2) a Council on Social Work Education MSW program under the School of Social Welfare's current accreditation.

Dual Degree MPH/MSW