The Master of Physician Assistant Studies-Master of Public Health (MPAS-MPH) Dual Degree Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health provides an opportunity for students to integrate the Physician Assistant (PA) clinical and didactic work with the core competencies of public health, resulting in a greater understanding of the impacts of population-focused health. This innovative approach allows students to gain knowledge of the value of community partnerships and interprofessional skills.
Students interested in this program would apply for the dual degree directly through their CASPA application when they apply to the School of Medicine and Public Health's . Students select the option to apply to the MPAS-MPH Dual Degree and submit a supplemental application. Applicants are first reviewed by the Physician Assistant Program. Those selected for the MPAS-MPH Program will then be reviewed by the MPH Program for admission. Applicants must be admitted by each program separately.
Upon admission to the MPAS-MPH Program, students will spend one year completing the majority of the MPH requirements, followed by one didactic year and one clinical year in the PA Program.