MPH/Doctor of Medicine

The MD/MPH dual degree program is designed to train physicians with the knowledge and skills needed to recognize, analyze and address health problems at a population-level. Students learn to identify the social, economic, environmental and cultural determinants of health, and they prepare to apply evidence-based approaches to disease prevention, health promotion and health policy.

Available exclusively to current Washington University medical students, students will earn an MPH with one additional year of study.

Application Information

Current Washington University medical students wishing to add the MPH should apply through SOPHAS – the centralized application service for public health no later than March 1. Select the MPH/MD program designation under Washington University in St. Louis – Brown School Public Health Programs within the SOPHAS portal. 

Learn more about the MPH program and application.

Application Timeline

Students apply to the MPH program during their third year in the MD Program (Gateway Phase 2).

  • September 1: The MPH application opens in SOPHAS
  • December 1: Deadline to submit MPH Application
  • February 1: Applicants notified of admissions/scholarship decision
  • April 1: Deadline to confirm intent to enroll and submit non-refundable tuition deposit