MPS/MPH Combined Degree Program
The MPS/MPH combined degree program affords the student opportunities to apply public health science to a broad range of issues that affect the health and wellness of individuals, communities and populations locally and globally. The curriculum provides students with a theoretical and practical understanding of how public health and public service intersect at the application of evidence-based interventions to population-level issues.
Graduates of this program are able combine public service theory and skills with public health research and practice to develop sustainable solutions for positive social change. This program prepares students with a multidisciplinary perspective for work in community-based, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, private industry, public health agencies and government entities.
The MPS/MPH degree program exists because of a partnership between the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service (CSPS) and the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) and offers an accelerated, coordinated course of study. Several courses at each school satisfy requirements for both degree programs; as a result, the combined degree program saves a student time and money.
Completion of all MPS/MPH course requirements, including the two final projects (preceptorship and culminating experience), ensures that graduates have attained the MPH core competencies and the MPS/MPH competencies:
Application for admission to the MPS/MPH program must be made separately to the MPS program and the MPH program. Applicants must file a Declaration of Intent to Pursue MPS MPH Combined Degree form – DOC (25 KB) with both colleges.
Biology Competency Requirement: Students are required to pass all 3 exams or successfully complete the courses prior to or within the first semester of coursework. Courses do NOT count toward the minimum 42 credit hours for the MPH degree. View more information on Public Health Biology Competency exam.
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Kristy Caldwell, MPH
Office of Student Services
4301 West Markham, Mail Slot #820
Little Rock, AR 72205