MPH / MPA On Campus Online Blended

Public Health - Public Administration

24 months
1220 USD/credit 39650 USD/year
1142 USD/credit 37115 USD/year
484 USD/credit 15730 USD/year
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The coordinated Public Health - Public Administration (MPA) degree program is offered through The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health (SOPH) and the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Students in this coordinated program earn an MPH with a concentration in Population Health.


You have a passion for serving humankind, and you believe you can make a real difference in the public health industry. We can give you both the administrative and public-health skills you need for a successful career in government or civil service.

Before you hit the job market, though, you need a solid foundation in public health. To start, we're going to teach you about epidemiology, management, policy, social and behavioral sciences, and biostatistics, among other subjects. At the same time, as part of your MPA program, you'll study about administrative ethics, public administration, research, budgeting, and human resources. Finally, we have a bunch of MPH electives to build on what you've learned, covering everything from Managing Public Health Programs and Public Health Law to Health Economics and more. Our goal is to help you be well prepared for the job market—and to make a significant impact on people's lives.

Fast Facts:

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham MPA program is a partner with the Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowships Program.
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The Public Health - Public Administration MPA/MPH program requires the satisfactory completion of 65 credit hours. Students must complete both MPA and MPH core requirements. 

Programme Structure


  • This is Public Health
  • Community Assessment
  • Public Health Management and Evaluation
  • The Public Policymaking Process
  • Scope of Public Administration
  • Quantitative Methods for PA

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


65 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students must apply separately to each program.

  • To apply for the MPA, students must apply through the UAB Graduate School. Select "Public Administration (MPA)" under the drop-down menu for your intended program of study and select the term you wish to apply. Please note your intent to apply to the coordinated MPH/MPA program in your statement of purpose.
  • Learn how to apply to SOPH. Students must apply through the UAB Graduate School. Select "Public Health (MPH)" under the drop-down menu for your intended program of study. Then, select the “Public Health and Public Administration MPH/MPA" concentration for the term you wish to apply. The test score field is required, so enter "GRE" and a date to advance in the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1220 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    37115 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1142 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    15730 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 - Public Administration
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