Our dual-degree program offers a customized MPH degree through in-person and online coursework at the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and transferable credit for public health related components from the Long School of Medicine curriculum.  Flexibility and customization within the MPH degree allows students to combine with the traditional MD preparation.

How to apply:

Since this is a dual-degree program, you will need to apply first to the UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine (MD), followed by the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health (MPH). You must meet the admissions requirements for each degree as outlined by the specific schools.

Our MD/MPH Program has two tracks for completion, four- and five-year. Please see the below graphic for timelines when you’ll be taking coursework in each of the degrees for both tracks.

MD/MPH Dual Degree Chart

Tuition and Fees

For information on how to pay for your education, please click each of the links below.

Cara Forsythe-Pride

Medicine teaches you what to do when the patient shows up, public health teaches you what got them there. You can't have one without the other.

Cara Forsythe-Pride, MD, MPH (Class of 2020)


Total Students in Program

Class of 2024: 11
Class of 2025: 14
Class of 2026: 18
Class of 2027: 14

4 year VS 5 year

4 year: 51 students
5 year: 6 students

Class of 2023 Match Specialties

Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology