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DPT/M.P.H. Dual Degree


Nova Southeastern University offers students the opportunity to attain their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH).

Students may earn their MPH degree concurrently with the DPT degree over 3-4 years by taking one or two MPH courses per semester. Students will get credit in the MPH program for some courses taken in the DPT program. Students are eligible to start the MPH program on the recommendation of the Program Director after the completion of the first semester.

Combined Clinical and Non-Clinical Roles

The DPT/MPH degree combination prepares students to use evidence-based practice and research methods to identify public health issues and develop solutions. The combination of  DPT and MPH degrees allows practitioners to be leaders in addressing preventative health care at the individual and societal levels and work in consultant roles, corporate wellness, global health and other areas.

Degree Completion 

Students in the concurrent DPT/MPH degree program complete coursework and clinical requirements to satisfy the requirements for both degrees.

DPT courses are scheduled during the day while MPH courses take place in the evening or online.

Students are eligible to start the MPH program on the recommendation of the Program Director after completion of the student's first semester.

Application procedures:

  • A completed application, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee (online application at
  • After application submission an Admissions Counselor will verify if all required transcripts are on file; if any transcripts are missing, the applicant will be notified and required to request them for their file.
  • Two letters of recommendation:
  • Letter of academic standing from the program director
  • Letter from a health professional (as we cannot use the LOR’s submitted with your DPT application)

DPT Transfer Credits: 

  • PHT 6707 Gerontology will transfer as PUH 6017 Independent Study in Public Health
  • PHT 6802 Evidence Based Practice II will transfer as PUH 6608 Public Health Research
  •  PHT 6937 Clin Ed Exp C (10) to work on the PUH 6002 Applied Practice Experience (work on a public health program and educate patients).

As an NSU HPD student, you will receive $100 off per credit hour.

For application deadline, please visit 


Roseanne Alhindi, M.S., Instructor and Student Outreach Coordinator



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