With dual degrees, students gain knowledge in two fields as they prepare for their professional careers.
The dual-degree program enables graduates to apply both their public health and clinical skills within diverse work settings. The MPH trains professionals to promote the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment. This is accomplished through a program that integrates education, research and practice in a global environment.
Arcadia’s entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where students enter with a bachelor’s degree and prerequisites, is ranked 20th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The Master of Public Health Degree with a concentration in Community Health trains graduates to work effectively as public health professionals in a wide array of health-related organizations. It provides training in public health focusing on the health needs of communities and populations domestically and internationally. The core curriculum includes the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and health care administration), an internship and capstone that prepare graduates to work as program planners, researchers, evaluators, and educators.
Students applying for admission to the dual degree program in Public Health and Physical Therapy need to meet the DPT Program admission requirements and write an additional three essays for the MPH Program. For the MPH Program, knowledge of the Public Health profession through work or volunteer experience.
Complete the following additional essay questions on the PTCAS application pages for the MPH program. Each essay response should be at least 250 words.
Describe yourself including perceptions of your strengths and weaknesses.
Explain your reasons for wanting to pursue an MPH degree. Please include career goals and how you think public health will enhance your potential as a health professional.
Describe any work or volunteer community health-related experience you have had, including international experiences and work with refugee or immigrant populations within the U.S.
Tuition and fees for the dual degree program are billed in equal increments over the program’s nine semesters.
Financial aid is available to assist qualified students in covering tuition and related expenses, as well as living costs. Upon review for admission, students are automatically considered for merit scholarships and graduate assistantships based on their academic records upon applying for admission to the program.
For information on scholarships, graduate assistantships and student loans, visit Financial Aid.