Students must apply to and be admitted into both the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in order to participate in the dual-degree program. The Colorado School of Public Health has a separate application for the Master of Public Health program. Students should indicate intention to complete the dual degree upon application to the School of Public Affairs and simultaneously complete the application for the School of Public Health. The School of Public Affairs does not have a limit on the number of students who can enroll. Students already enrolled in the School of Public Affairs student may begin the Colorado School of Public Health application right away (see the SPH website for application deadlines), while taking MPA classes. It is best to get started on the application process right away, so that advising matches graduation goals. Once admitted to the dual-degree program, students will be supported by an advisor from each school.
To complete the dual degree, students will take:
- all the core courses in each program
- 6 elective credits from the School of Public Affairs
- 12 elective credits from the School of Public Health
- The School of Public Health's capstone course requirements
Total credits required: 60 semester credit hours.