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DO/MPH Program

The OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine a joint Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with emphasis on rural and underserved populations with the OSU Graduate College.

DO/MPH Experience

Classes are held at the OSU Main Campus in Stillwater with an occasional course at OSU-Tulsa and a growing number of courses available via distance learning.


The DO/MPH is an accelerated program that allows DO students to gain their MPH in one calendar year by allowing DO coursework to serve as elective coursework for the MPH degree. This 42-hour program captures 27 hours of the MPH's core coursework in the fall and spring semesters with six elective hours taken in the summer.


Admission Information

Students may pursue the DO/MPH on one of two tracks: 2-1 -2 or 1-4.


Current students may apply for the dual degree on the 2-1-2 track at any time during their first or second year of medical school.


New students admitted into the 1-4 track of the program must complete one full year of MPH degree requirements, and remain in good standing per OSU MPH standards (as outlined in the OSU MPH Handbook), in order to retain deferred admission into the DO program.


Entrance Requirements

The DO/MPH program is open to current and selected new students of the College of Osteopathic Medicine with the approval of both the College and the MPH Program.


Application Procedures

Current MSI and MSII students applying to the 2-1-2 track must make direct inquiry to the Office of Admissions before beginning the MPH application process. Prospective students who wish to pursue application to the DO/MPH program on the 1-4 track must indicate so on the secondary application. Prior to beginning the MPH application process, dual degree candidates for the 1-4 track must have a successful intervie w with an offer of deferred admission to the DO Program.


Upon the request of admissions, applicants must submit the following:

  • Official MCAT score
  • DO/MPH application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate College application (with $40 application fee)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Resume

Applications for the 2-1-2 track will only be accepted from current students in good academic standing. Students on Academic Probation will not be allowed to enter the program. The application review process begins upon receipt of the application package. Students are urged to submit their completed application package as early as possible. Applications are reviewed for admission once all required documentation has been received. A DO/MPH application is valid for one year from date of submission.



The MPH curriculum is a blend of behavioral and public health skill building coursework, often with real-world applications, designed to reflect today's emphasis on population medicine. 

First Semester Fall (15 credit hours)

  • MPH/HHP 5653: Foundations of Public Health Education & Promotion
  • MPH/HHP 5683: Health Behavior Theory & Practice for Public Health
  • MPH/HHP 5133: Environmental Health
  • REMS 5953: Statistical Methods in Education
  • HCA 5013: Survey of Health Care Administration

Second Semester Spring (12 credit hours)

  • MPH/HHP 5973: Designing Public Health Programs
  • MPH/HHP 5983: Implementation and Evaluation of Public Health Programs
  • MPH/HHP 5453: Cultural Issues in Health
  • MC 5953: Strategic Health Communications Campaigns

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • MPH/HHP 5323 General Epidemiology
  • HDFS 5753 Leadership and Management of Community Service Programs
  • MPH 5030 Practicum in Public Health
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