If you are a MS/MPH student where you are registered is an administrative “condition.” This condition is sometimes referred to as your “primary program/college of registration” – differentiating it from the secondary program. Students in the MS/MPH often spend three semesters with FSNSP as their “primary” program, and then PHPD for two semesters as their “primary program of registration.” If you are registered in FSNSP as your “primary program/college of registration” it means that you will register for your courses through the Friedman School, pay your tuition to Friedman, and it will be your “home” for the purpose of setting up your email account, parking, health services (proof of immunization), etc.
You should, with advisor help, put together a fully integrated course plan, taking courses in both programs every semester. When you are registered at Friedman, you will cross-register for MPH classes, and when you are registered at the Medical School, you will cross-register for Friedman classes.
You will be invited to all activities, seminars, get-togethers hosted by either school for all of the semesters you are a student in the MS/MPH program.