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Public Health and Professional Degree Programs

PA/MPH

Graduates of the PA/MPH degree track are equipped to become superb clinicians with the analytical skills and public health foundational knowledge required to assess the health needs of a community, develop health education programs, participate in clinical or community-based research, or become faculty at health profession training programs. Richard Murphy, PA-C, MBA

The Tufts School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Program and the Public Health Program offers a combined PA/MPH degree track for interested students. The goal of this program is to blend the clinical skills learned in training to be a physician assistant (PA) with a thorough understanding of public health concepts such as global health, epidemiology, community health needs, and health education. Graduates of the PA/MPH degree track are equipped to become superb clinicians with the analytical skills and public health foundational knowledge required to assess the health needs of a community, develop health education programs, participate in clinical or community-based research, or become faculty at health profession training programs. Upon completion of the PA/MPH degree track, students will receive two master's degrees: a Master of Medical Science (MMS) from the PA Program and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Public Health Program.

Accreditation

The Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), which accredits MPH programs as well as those programs like ours at Tufts University School of Medicine.