Public Administration (Joint Degree)

University of Miami

30 months
2100 USD/credit
2100 USD/credit
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The Public Administration (Joint Degree) program is offered jointly by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences.


The Public Administration (Joint Degree) program at University of Miami is designed for students who seek an in-depth knowledge of public health with training in management and public policy administration. Students may complete the requirements for the MPH and MPA degrees consecutively or in succession.

Applicants must be admitted into the MPH and MPA programs on a separate basis, based on the admissions requirements and procedure of each individual program. Acceptance by one program does not in any way indicate or guarantee acceptance by the other degree program. Both the MPA and the MPH degree programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of the admissions requirement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Introduction to Public Health 
  • Medical Biostatistics 
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Health Education and Behavior 
  • Environmental Health
  • Public Health Administration
  • Evaluation of Health Programs and Public Health Interventions 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




66 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Programs in Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine exclusively accepts applications through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree conferred before the intended program start date. While coursework and experience in public health further enhance an application, we do not have a minimum requirement of professional experience.
  • All official academic records including degree and certificate programs, English language programs, and incomplete coursework/degrees from all previously attended colleges and universities must be sent directly to SOPHAS for verification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    2100 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.


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Public Administration (Joint Degree)
University of Miami