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MPH/MBA

The School of Management and the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo offer a collaborative program leading to both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree (MPH Administration concentration only). Its purpose is to facilitate an integrated course of study that prepares students for high-level management careers in health care organizations and agencies. The program involves three years of study, with a total of 97 credit hours. The time required will be one semester to one year less than would be required to pursue the degrees separately.

Students will apply to both programs at the same time, although on each application they will indicate that they are applying to the other and that they intend to pursue the collaborative program. Administrators of the two programs will coordinate their reviews of the applications and will make every effort to respond to the applicant at the same time regarding the decision of their application. Each school will apply the same admissions requirements and standards that prevail for its other applicants.  The School of Management will accept either the GMAT or GRE and SPHHP requires the GRE.

Total Hour Requirements

SPHHP

Credits

School of Management

Credits

SPHHP core courses
SPHHP electives
SPHHP project
Total

26
15
2
43

Core courses
Electives
Practicum
Total

27
24
3
54

MPH/MBA COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

*The School of Management Practicum will satisfy the requirement of the MPH Program for a field experience. The school will make its resources available to help place students in appropriate venues, and it will provide academic oversight of the students’ activities and deliverables. SPHHP will collaborate with the school in identifying and evaluating appropriate venues for these experiences and in developing appropriate criteria for assessing student work.

Note: SPHHP electives include the following (others may be added):  

CALCULUS PREREQUISITE

One semester of calculus with a grade of "B" or better, or two semesters of calculus with grades of "C" or better.

GMAT and GRE

All MBA applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the GRE but the MPH admissions committee requires the GRE so we recommend the GRE to avoid having to take both exams. To receive information on the GMAT, please visit the MBA website, for the GRE visit ETS.

Click here for MPH combined degree requirements. Please note that the MPH admission requirements include the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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