The primary advantage of the concurrent degree option is that typically it allows the student to complete two degrees in less time than would be required by completing each degree separately. Some requirements, such as the thesis and some course requirements, can – with careful planning – often be met for both degrees by one product or activity.
- Concurrent students generally apply to the Global Health General Track for maximum flexibility but applying to other tracks is possible.
- Most concurrent students complete the partner program first and then complete their MPH. This is ideal as the practicum and thesis can then directly follow MPH coursework.
- Concurrent applicants must submit an application for the MPH program even if already enrolled in the Graduate School.
- Concurrent applicants must be sure to complete the Identify Concurrent Degree section of the application and current status in respect to that program (This is the only way the MPH program can identify an applicant as a concurrent degree applicant) as well as indicate if they already have GRE scores on file at the UW from a previous application.
- The below are concurrent degrees most often pursued in conjunction with a Global Health MPH, other concurrent options are also possible.
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.
FOR UW SCHOOL OF MEDICINE STUDENTS
The concurrent Doctorate in Nursing Practice in Population Health (DNP-PH) and Master of Public Health in Global Health Degree (MPH) is a three- to four-year program that aims to expand the skills of public health nurses and nurse scholars to work in partnership with populations and health systems to ultimately improve access to health care and help achieve health for all. Applicants must submit an application for each program, either concurrently or to the second program during their first year of study. Both programs must offer admission before admission into the concurrent degree program is granted. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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. Prospective students should apply for the MSW first and then apply for the MPH during their first year in the MSW program. For more information, contact J'May Rivara at firstname.lastname@example.org from the School of Social Work.
This concurrent degree offering by the Evans School of Public Affairsand the Department of Global Health allows students to complete degree requirements for MPA and MPH degrees in approximately three years. Prospective students are advised to apply for the MPA first and then apply for the MPH during their first year in the MPA program. For more information, contact email@example.com to learn more about the Global Health MPH and the Evans School Recruitment Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about MPA.
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.
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 email@example.com.