Recognizing the inherent synergy between osteopathic medicine and public health, and the growing interest among osteopathic medical students to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) concurrently with the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), CGU has partnered with Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine to offer this unique dual enrollment program.
CGU’s School of Community and Global Health and the Department of Population Health Science at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP) designed the DO/MPH dual enrollment program at CGU for WesternU/COMP students who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of the history, organization, philosophy, and theories that undergird public health practice and research. The MPH degree also provides an enhanced appreciation for the myriad social determinants of health, the importance of community-based health promotion interventions and program planning, as well as the complexities of health services delivery.
- Designed specifically for DO students at WesternU/COMP to be completed in four years with both degrees conferred simultaneously upon satisfactory completion of all programmatic requirements. The application process has been streamlined and takes minimal time to complete due to coordination and sharing of documents between CGU and WesternU/COMP.
- Gives you access to the full complement of the MPH program with a choice of three concentrations: Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Health Promotion, Education and Evaluation; and Leadership and Management.
- Uniquely equips you to impactfully improve the health and well-being of populations and communities.
- Prepares you to assume leadership positions in non-profit, governmental, advocacy, and other types of organizations both nationally and internationally.