Earn your DO and MPH at the same time.
With ATSU's dual DO/MPH program, you can earn your Master of Public Health (MPH) through ATSU's College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS) while completing your Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree at ATSU-SOMA. Students trained in ATSU-SOMA's innovative community campus model will be well prepared for a medical career in public health venues. The MPH requires additional courses completed online via ATSU-CGHS. Applications to the MPH program are accepted toward the end of students' first year at ATSU-SOMA.
After earning your DO and MPH degrees you will be able to do the following and more:
- Analyze issues of access, quality, and cost for populations, communities, and individuals
- Evaluate social determinants of health and health disparities at your community health center and beyond
- Hypothesize reasons for observed disparities
- Create interventions to address health disparities
- Design research studies to address health disparities
- Compare and contrast research methodologies
- Critically appraise public health and medical literature
- Define health literacy and apply its concepts to health promotion and disease prevention programs
- Apply knowledge and skills acquired from the curriculum and complete an academic paper suitable for publication
- Present research findings at national meetings
- Evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs from a variety of perspectives
"Combining medical care and public health makes for an exciting, challenging and interesting career. The ability to affect both individuals and populations is powerful."
- Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD, FACP
Chair, ATSU-SOMA Department of Public Health
Director, DO/MPH Programs
Director, National Center for Community Health Research
Advanced Credit Courses (12 Credit Hours)
Dual Credit Course Options
ATSU-SOMA offers DO/MPH students options to enroll in two dual-credit courses that count toward both the DO and MPH degrees
"The DO/MPH program at ATSU-SOMA provides me the tools to tackle the complex issues of underserved populations not only at the patient bedside, but also through sustainable interventions in the community."
- Geraldine Malana