DDS/MPH - UTHealth School of Dentistry

Students interested in dentistry and public health may concurrently study for a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from UTHealth School of Public Health and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from UTHealth School of Dentistry. This program is open to current first- and second-year DDS students or those who received admission to the DDS/MPH program concurrently with the approval of the DDS/MPH Program Coordinator, Dr. Ana Neumann.

Please review the DDS/MPH in Dentistry and Public Health Admissions Checklist.

When possible and appropriate, the student's coursework at the two institutions is coordinated to provide a curriculum that integrates dental science with public health sciences. Students admitted to both institutions may transfer credits between institutions for appropriate coursework. However, prior approval is required and the procedures of the institution receiving the academic credits must be followed. Typically, a student in the dual degree program develops an Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) dealing with a dental issue affecting the public’s health. The ILE should demonstrate the student’s mastery of the analytical methods used in public health and how these methods assist with oral health care.

The MPH Program – 45 Credits Total

  • Core Courses (18 credits)
  • Shared Credits from UTHealth School of Dentistry (12 credits)
  • Advanced Public Health Coursework (9 credits)
  • Integrative Learning Experience (3 credits)
  • Practicum (3 credits)

Students pursuing a dual degree opportunity are entered into the Customized MPH program at UTHealth School of Public Health. For more information on the Customized MPH program and to view a program planner, click here

See the informational flyer for the DDS/MPH in Dentistry and Public Health for more details.

Program Contacts

UTHealth School of Public Health
Robert Hammarberg, MPA  

Linda B. Piller, MD, MPH 

Robert Hammarberg, MPA 

UTHealth School of Dentistry
Ana Neumann, DDS, MPH, PhD