Master of Public Health / Master of Business Administration (Dual Degree)
The Master of Public Health (MPH) / Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program is offered by the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Business School. The program is designed to prepare students for administrative positions in the complex and evolving health care industry. This is a full-time or part-time program that requires the completion of up to 84 credits. Upon completion of the required coursework, students receive the Master of Public Health (MPH) from Rutgers School of Public Health and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Rutgers Business School. Applicants to the dual degree program must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and be approved for admission by both the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Business School. Therefore, applicants for the MPH/MBA program should submit an application to each school. Course requirements for the MPH include the 5 core courses (15 credits) and 5 required courses (15 credits) for the Health Systems and Policy Department and 6 credits in field work.
Candidates for admission are baccalaureate graduates with a superior record of undergraduate performance and a commitment to health care management. Students must also achieve scores on the GMAT comparable to other full-time Rutgers MBA students. One or more years of management experience is preferable but not required. Students must meet calculus and statistics pre-requisites that are satisfied with a B or better grade in an undergraduate course or prescribed course work at the Rutgers Business School.
Please note that students in this dual degree program who would like to work with the MBA Office of Career Management in order to compete for MBA level internships and full-time positions must do the MPH in their first year and start the MBA in their second year.
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