Students in a public health classroom

Dual Degrees

Combined Degree Programs

MD/DO/MPH Combined Degree Program

Students currently enrolled in accredited U.S.-based MD or DO programs, who have a career interest in public health and/or preventive medicine, are eligible to apply for admission to the MPH program. Medical students undertake the MPH program while on leave of absence between the third and fourth year of medical school. MD/DO/MPH students receive the MPH degree upon successful completion of both programs and conferral of the doctoral degree. The MPH program serves as a required academic year for residency training in general preventive medicine, aerospace medicine, or occupational and environmental medicine.

DMD/DDS/MPH Combined Degree Program

HSPH offers students currently enrolled in accredited U.S.-based DMD or DDS programs, who have a career interest in public health and/or preventive dentistry, the opportunity to complete a master of public health degree. Dental students undertake the MPH program while on leave of absence between the third and fourth year of dental school. DMD/DDS/MPH students receive the MPH degree upon successful completion of both programs and conferral of the doctoral degree.

Joint Degree Program

JD/MPH Joint Degree Program

Students accepted to Harvard Law School may simultaneously pursue an MPH under Harvard’s JD/MPH Joint Degree Program. Prospective students should apply to the joint degree program either concurrently with their application to or during their first semester at Harvard Law School. HSPH coursework begins in the summer following the first year of law school and continues over the next two years.