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DPT/M.P.H. Dual Degree

Overview

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 can earn their MPH degree concurrent with the DPT degree over 3-4 years by taking one or two MPH courses per semester. Student 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 competition of the first summer semester.

Combination of Clinical and Non-Clinical Roles

The DPT/MPH concurrent degrees prepare students to use evidence-based practice and research methods to identify public health issues and develop solutions. The combined DPT and MPH degrees allows practitioners to be leaders in addressing preventative health care at the individual and societal levels as well 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 each degree.

DPT courses are scheduled during the day while MPH courses are online or in the evenings.

Students who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply after completing the 1st semester of the DPT program.

Application procedures:

  • A completed application, along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee (online application at https://osteopathic.nova.edu/apply-now/
  • 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 https://osteopathic.nova.edu/ph/admissions/application_deadlines.html 

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