Dual Degree Programs

Earn two graduate degrees in less time with UNM’s Master of Public Health (MPH) dual degree program. Save money and maximize your credits as you work towards an MPH and earn a Master of Arts, a Doctor of Medicine or another degree simultaneously.

Customize Your Studies

Choosing a dual degree option maximizes your career options. Tailor your studies to your interests in either Latin American studies or medicine. Or, create your own program with the help of your MPH advisor.

Start by applying to the MPH program.

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS)/Master of Public Health (MPH)

Improve the health of Latin American and Latinx populations in the United States. Earn your dual master’s degree in Latin American Studies and Public Health. Earn an MA in Latin American Studies and an MPH to understand the languages, cultures and societies of Latin America.

Prepare for a career in identifying and overcoming health disparities within immigrant populations. This dual degree program is only 63 credits.

Doctor of Medicine (MD)/Master of Public Health (MPH)

Acquire public health knowledge and skills on your way to becoming a medical doctor. Earn an MD/MPH and strengthen your medical skills with public health approaches to reduce health disparities, assess population needs, foster evidence-based interventions and strengthen physician advocacy and leadership in policy.

To begin a dual MD/MPH, apply to each program individually. You must meet the requirements of both programs to be eligible.

Create Your Own Dual Program

Design your own dual degree program at UNM. Individual dual degrees must be completed in the same semester. You will prepare a written rationale for your program and provide a chart with requirements for both degrees, including shared credit hours.

The public health program director, your advisors in both programs and the director of the other degree program must agree on your proposal.

Requirements for Doctoral Students

If you are in a doctoral program other than medicine, you may pursue a Master of Public Health. Please contact the public health program director for more information.