Applicants are encouraged to start the MPH courses the summer prior to entering a MPP program.  To be eligible to apply to the Public Health MPH, applicants must be currently applying or accepted to an accredited MPP program. 

Students must have a baccalaureate degree before beginning MPH coursework. Preferred performance levels: GPA of 3.00. All applications are reviewed holistically.

Standardized Test Requirement

This program does not require the GRE. Applicants are required to be applying or admitted to a MPP accredited program to be eligible to apply to the dual degree.

Admission Averages

GPA of 3.00.

Applications deadlines:

  • April 1 to start May/summer terms
  • August 1 to start fall term
  • December 1 to start spring term

To get started on your MPH dual degree with MPP complete the application in SOPHAS. Go to  To find our program – follow this path.

  • Areas of student – check ALL
  • Degree – check ALL
  • Institution – check University of Minnesota of Public Health
  • Alternative section – check the Dual/Joint Degree, > Public Health Practice: Dual Degree with Public Policy 


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