MD/MPH Concurrent Degree (for UW medical students) 

Students in this track complete one full year (three academic quarters) of MPH-only coursework after the second or third year of medical school. International work occurs in summers, between rotations, in specialized rotations, or by taking time off. MD students at other institutions should apply to the General Track.

Learn more about the concurrent MPH program for UW SOM MD students

Other Concurrent Degrees

The below are concurrent degrees most often pursued in conjunction with a Global Health MPH. Students generally apply to the General Track for maximum flexibility but other options are possible. Most concurrent students complete the partner program first and then complete the MPH. Please contact ghprog@uw.edu with concurrent degree questions.

Concurrent applicants must submit an application for the MPH program even if already enrolled in the Graduate School and should fill out the application in the same manner as single-degree applicants with the exception of the following:

  • Identify Concurrent Degree - in this section of the online application, indicate which UW graduate program you are enrolled in and your current status in respect to that program (This is the only way the MPH program can identify an applicant as a concurrent degree applicant).
  • GRE Test Scores - applicants should indicate if they already have GRE scores on file at the UW from a previous application.

MPH/MSW

This concurrent degree offering by the School of Social Work and the Department of Global Health allows students to complete degree requirements for MSW and MPH degrees in approximately three years. These degrees would require four years of academic work if earned separately. For more information, contact J'May Rivara at jbr@u.washington.edu from the School of Social Work. 

MPH/MPA

This concurrent degree offering by the Evans School of Public Affairs and the Department of Global Health allows students to complete degree requirements for MPA and MPH degrees in approximately three years. For more information, contact the Evans School Recruitment Manager at evansrec@u.washington.edu

MPH/MN

This concurrent degree program offers interdisciplinary preparation for baccalaureate-prepared RNs in the fields of  Community Health Nursing and public health. Nursing and public health share an interest in using community partnerships for a population-based preventive approach to health and social problems. The two degrees can be completed in approximately three years. For further inquiries about this program you can contact the School of Nursing at: communityhealthnursing@uw.edu.

MAIS/MPH

This concurrent degree program is intended mainly for students who are planning careers in management or policy aspects of international health. The two degrees can be completed in approximately three years.  For more information, contact the Jackson School of International Studies Office of Student Services.

MPH/PhD Anthropology

This concurrent degree program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in the fields of public health and anthropology leading to a MPH in Global Health and PhD in Anthropology. This offering is designed to prepare professionals who will function in multidisciplinary health settings in the areas of teaching, research, administration, planning, and policy development and implementation. Students admitted into the concurrent degree program will be those who have identified a strong commitment to devoting their careers to innovative approaches to solving the world’s most pressing global health issues. For more information, contact James Pfeiffer at jamespf@u.washington.edu.