MPH / MSPAS On Campus Online Blended

Public Health - Physician Assistant Studies

24 months
1220 USD/credit 77470 USD/year
1142 USD/credit 72517 USD/year
484 USD/credit 30734 USD/year
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Interested in combining your expertise as a physician assistant with the power to address important health care issues that affect an entire population? We can help you do that. This coordinated Public Health - Physician Assistant Studies degree program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham can train you to be a collaborator, strategist, and leader in the field of community health.


To prepare you for your career, at The University of Alabama at Birmingham we've designed our Public Health - Physician Assistant Studies program to give you a thorough understanding of social and environmental determinants of health, population disease prevention and health promotion strategies, health disparities, epidemiological research analysis, and health-care quality improvement capabilities. First, you'll complete 23 core curriculum hours.

 Next, you'll take seven credit hours from a concentration that fits with your particular interests. Your choices are environmental health science, epidemiology, health behavior, health care organization and policy, or a combination (general MPH). In addition, you must complete the MSPAS courses; however, you may share 12 credit hours between the two degrees. Finally, before you hit the job market, we want to give you real-world experience in one of our rural primary care clinical community partners.

Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

Fast Facts:

  • Physician assistants are licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician.
  • The MPH can be earned completely online—and it's one of the best online programs of its kind in the nation, according to

Programme Structure


  • Public Health Management and Evaluation
  • Leadership for Evidence-Based Public Health
  • Environment and Health: The MPH Capstone
  • Health Care Delivery and Reimbursement
  • Analysis of Professional Literature
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


127 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students must apply separately to the MPH and MSPAS programs. Upon acceptance to the MSPAS program, dual degree students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program.

  • Learn how to apply to the MSPAS program.
  • Learn how to apply to SOPH. Students must apply to the MPH program through the UAB Graduate School. Select "MPH dual program" and then the MPH/MSPAS track.Test score field is required, so enter GRE or MCAT and a date to advance in the application.
  • The reference letter field is also required, so enter three names from the CASPA application and select no when asked if they will be electronic submission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    77470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1220 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    72517 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1142 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    30734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 484 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Public Health - Physician Assistant Studies
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