As emerging physicians, our Rural Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree. This dual degree is a collaborative partnership between the Rural Scholars Program and the School of Public Health (SPH). It is designed to benefit students by strengthening their knowledge in public health within the areas of health policy, health management, professionalism, and leadership.

This interdisciplinary degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills that emphasize the core functions of public health. This includes the assessment of health risks and current levels of disease, the development of public health policies, the assurance of health improvement through health promotion and disease prevention, and the management of health systems. We believe these concepts are vital to the development of a rural physician in the 21st century.

The MPH Professional Option degree will include the following components:

  • 12 School of Public Health Courses
  • Public Health Practice Experience
  • MPH Professional Option Capstone
  • Certified in Public Health Exam (CPH)



*Students who are interested in this opportunity must perform well in both TCOM and the Rural Scholars Program.



This page was last modified on April 5, 2017