Solutions to today's health problems increasingly rely on improving knowledge and changing behavior. To combat AIDS, heart disease, cancer, drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness and diseases related to nutritional disorders, public and community health officials must change people's health practices and attitudes.
Osteopathic physicians, trained in a tradition of caring, responsive, people-oriented medicine, are uniquely suited for leadership in community education and public health. Two unique PCOM programs let you combine your osteopathic education at PCOM with a master's degree in public health at Thomas Jefferson University (available for students on the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses) or Temple University.
The MPH degree is offered through the Jefferson School of Population Health.LEARN MORE
This program involves 13 courses including two semesters of supervised field work.LEARN MORE
PCOM's flexible curriculum allows you to complete an MPH degree program in five academic years either through a decelerated curriculum or a dedicated academic leave to complete public health graduate work.
The dual degree in public health and osteopathic medicine will give you the medical and public health background, perspective and skills to address the crucial issues health professionals face today. Graduates with a DO/MPH degree enjoy new opportunities in community health agencies, the public health policy field and the growing fields of occupational and environmental health.