Curriculum Overview


Curriculum for combined MPH-Health Policy and Management and MIA

The chart below indicates the path for students to complete the combined degree program in three years:

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1 Fall 2 Spring 2 Summer 2 Fall 3 Spring 3
MPH Core (8) MPH Core (1) PHPM 684 Practicum (3) PHPM 661, PHPM 633 SOPH 680 Capstone (3) INTA internship or language immersion INTA (12) INTA (12)
PHPM 605
Elective (3)
PHPM 623, PHPM 614, PHPM 640 Elective (3)
  • INTA 608
  • INTA concentration 1-1
  • INTA concentration 2-1
  • BUSH 631
  • INTA con 1-2
  • INTA con 2-2
  • INTA con 1-3
  • BUSH 635 or INTA 605
  • INTA 670
  • INTA con 2-3
  • INTA elective
PHPM 625 or PHPM 637 INTA 606
TOTAL (14) TOTAL (13) TOTAL (3) TOTAL (12)=42 TOTAL (12) Not for credit INTA (12) INTA (12) = 36

Students’ primary enrollment will be BUSH for the final four semesters of their program (spring 2, summer 2, fall 3, spring 3). During that time students will complete 36 credits along with a required internship or language immersion (not for credit) in the second summer semester. Three of those credits will be the SPH capstone course (SOPH 680). SOPH 680 is a required course for the Master of Public Health degree with a major in health policy and management. Students will enter the Bush School with one required course for the Master of International Affairs degree (INTA 606) completed. In the three semesters of enrollment in the Bush School students will complete the remaining required courses for the degree (INTA 608, BUSH 631, BUSH 635 or INTA 605, INTA 670). Students may request a waiver of INTA 670, the capstone course requirement, if their SOPH 680 capstone course has international content. Students will also complete the two three-course concentrations required for the degree.

Students’ primary enrollment will be in the School of Public Health for the first four semesters of their program (fall 1, spring 1, summer 1, fall 2). During that time students will complete 42 credits, including all but one of the required courses for the degree. Three of those credits will be a Bush School course (INTA 606). INTA 606 is a required course for the Master of International Affairs degree and only offered in the fall semester.

With their advisor’s consent, students may take the PHPM 684 practicum course in the summer of their second year and either do an international affairs internship or language immersion in the summer of their first year, flipping summer 1 and summer 2 in the above chart.