4-Year MD-MPH Dual Degree Program
Make an impact as a physician improving the public’s health – and start on an exciting and meaningful career path – with the new LSU 4-year MD-MPH (Master of Public Health) Dual Degree Program. The new program integrates curricula in the School of Medicine and School of Public Health to prepare medical students as excellent clinicians who can improve public health through application of knowledge and skills from one of five public health disciplines.
4-Year MD-MPH Program students at LSU benefit from dynamic courses, diverse field placements, and outstanding faculty from across the Health Sciences Center – providing them with advanced foundations in the disciplines of clinical medicine and public health improvement – and allowing them to pursue individual interests while they develop critical skills for healthcare in the 21st century. The MD-MPH program provides students with the analytical tools to define, evaluate and solve emerging health and health care problems.
- Summer Session before Year 1 Medical School – Start MPH Courses
- Year 1 Fall Semester of Medical School – No MPH Courses
- Year 1 Spring Semester of Medical School – Continue MPH Courses
- Summer Session before Year 2 – MPH Practice Experience and Courses
- Year 2 Fall Semester of Medical School – Continue MPH Courses
- Year 2 Spring Semester of Medical School – Continue MPH Courses
- Year 3 of Medical School – No MPH Courses
- Year 4 of Medical School – MPH Culminating Experience
Five Year MD/MPH Dual Degree Program Course Sequence
A five year MD/MPH dual degree program course sequence is offered between the LSUHSC School of Medicine and the LSUHSC School of Public Health. A prospective student wishing to enroll in both the MD and MPH programs should apply concurrently to both schools. If accepted to both the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health, a student may commit to the combined MD-MPH program.
- Summer prior to the first year of medical school studies: take EPID 6210, BIOS 6100, and Core Course in your concentration
- Fall – Spring of first year: take first year of medical school courses;
- Summer between Years 1 and 2 of medical studies: take remaining two Core Courses
- Fall – Spring of second year: take second year of medical school courses;
- Summer following Year 2 of medical studies: take USMLE Step 1, take MPH practice experience
- Fall – Spring of third year: take 2 semesters off from medical studies while taking full-time MPH coursework, complete all MPH coursework
- Return to the School of Medicine to complete the final two clinical years of medical studies and graduate with an MD at the end of the fifth year.
To learn more about the LSU MD/MPH Program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will not be shared with anyone outside of the LSU Health New Orleans MD/MPH Program.
Benjamin Springgate MD, MPH
Director, LSUHSC MD/MPH Dual Degree Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Public Health
Isha Matta, MPH