Master of Public Health Program

M.P.H./M.B.A. Dual Degree Program

The M.P.H./M.B.A. program provides an opportunity to earn a dual degree through an integrated curriculum. Successful completion of the dual degree program leads to the awarding of two degrees. The Master of Public Health degree is awarded by the College of Health and Human Services and the M.B.A. degree is awarded by the College of Business and Innovation.

The joint M.P.H./M.B.A. degree is designed to prepare graduates with managerial and executive level career aspirations at the interface of healthcare delivery and business.

Master of Public Health Degree

The M.P.H. program requires completion of 45 credit hours. The dual degree program permits up to 12 credit hours of M.B.A. courses to be applied toward this requirement. Courses taken in the College of Business and Innovation that are to be applied towards M.P.H. program elective requirements.

M.B.A. Degree

The M.B.A. program requires a minimum of 33 credit hours at the 6000-level. Up to 18 additional credit hours may be required if a student does not have an academic background in business. The dual degree program permits up to 9 credit hours from the M.P.H. program to be applied toward the M.B.A. program elective requirements.

Integrated curriculum

M.B.A. required courses

ACCT 5000 - Financial and Managerial Accounting
FINA 5210 - Economics for Business Decisions
FINA 5310 - Managerial Finance
MKTG 5410 - Marketing Systems
OSCM 5510 - Applied Business Statistics (met by PUBH 6000)
OSCM 5520 - Analysis of Manufacturing and Service Systems
BUAD 6100 - Accounting for Decision Making
BUAD 6200 - Corporate Finance
BUAD 6300 - Strategic Marketing and Analysis
BUAD 6400 - Results-Based Management
BUAD 6500 - International Business
BUAD 6600 - Supply Chain Management
BUAD 6800 - Information Technology and E-Business
BUAD 6900 - Strategic Management Capstone
Note: M.B.A. required electives are replaced by M.P.H. courses (3 courses)

View a schedule of MPH courses

Administrative Arrangements

The College and Health and Human Services and the College of Business and Innovation are both responsible for the administration of the dual degree program. Both colleges shall coordinate and monitor any changes that could lead to an adjustment regarding the integrated curriculum.


Students applying for the M.P.H./M.B.A. dual degree must have an earned bachelor's degree. Students must apply and be admitted to both programs separately. Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other program. There are separate applications and fees for each program. The GRE will be accepted by the College of Business Administration in lieu of a GMAT score for those required to complete the GRE for admission to the M.P.H. program. All other applicants must complete the GMAT.

Academic Advising

The College and Health and Human Services and the College of Business and Innovation both provide academic advising to students in the dual degree program. Students should consult with their M.P.H. and M.B.A. academic advisors to determine the best approach for completing the dual degree based on their academic background and plan of study.

Awarding of Degrees

Students enrolled in the dual degree program can receive the M.P.H. and M.B.A. degree independently. Credit for courses from the other college will only be awarded if a satisfactory grade is earned. Also, degrees must be awarded within time limits established by the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Business and Innovation and the College of Graduate Studies.

Contact information

College of Business and Innovation Office of Graduate Programs
2801 West Bancroft Street, Mail Stop 103
Stranahan Hall Suite 1016
Toledo, Ohio 43606

College of Graduate Studies
2801 West Bancroft Street, Mail Stop 933
University Hall 3240
Toledo, Ohio 43606

College of Health and Human Services
Health Science Campus
School of Population Health
3000 Arlington Avenue MS 1027
Collier Building 
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Last Updated: 6/27/22