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Joint Degrees & Certificates

The MPA Program has joined other departments on campus to offer joint degrees. Joint degrees are a great opportunity for students, who are interested in more than one discipline. Below is a list of our joint degree programs and certificates. For more information, please call the MPA Office at 801-581-6781, or e-mail the MPA program staff. Please be advised that though we try to keep these agreements updated, courses change in departments so it is best to speak with each program's adviser to maintain requirements are being met.


Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Health (MPA/MPH)

The MPA/MPH program is based on the assumption that because there is complementary intellectual and professional benefit from studying public health and public administration in a coordinated program, a student enrolled in the joint degree program should be allowed to earn both degrees in less time and with a lower overall credit requirement than were that student enrolled in each school or program independently. Students are able to gain knowledge and experience around issues involving public health, while also gaining administrative insight in public and nonprofit funding, governance, regulations, etc.

MPA/MPH Admissions Process and Requirements

MPA/MPH Planning Worksheet


MPH Program


Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)

The J.D./M.P.A. program is based on the assumption that because there is complementary intellectual benefit from studying law and public administration in a coordinated program, a student enrolled in the joint degree program should be allowed to earn both degrees in less time and with a lower overall credit requirement than were that student enrolled in each school or program independently. Students are able to gain knowledge and experience around legal issues, while also understanding administration (e.g., budgeting, human resource management, policy analysis, etc.).

JD/MPA Joint Degree


Master of Public Administration and Master of Health Administration (MPA/MHA)

The MPA/MHA program is based on the assumption that because there is complementary intellectual and professional benefit from studying health administration and public administration in a coordinated program, a student enrolled in the joint degree program should be allowed to earn both degrees in less time and with a lower overall credit requirement than were that student enrolled in each school or program independently. Health agencies are structured in a variety of ways, and this joint degree option covers administrative issues for public, nonprofit and private health care settings.

MPA/MHA Degree Checklist

Business Certificate-Healthcare


Master in Social Work and Master of Public Administration (MSW/MPA)

The MPA/MSW program is based on the assumption that because there is complementary intellectual and professional benefit from studying social work and public administration in a coordinated program, a student enrolled in the joint degree program should be allowed to earn both degrees in less time and with a lower overall credit requirement than were that student enrolled in each school or program independently. The program is designed to help students gain clinical knowledge and experience, along with administrative (e.g., budgeting, human resource management, program evaluation, etc.) experience concurrently.

MPA/MSW Joint Degree

MPA/MSW Joint Degree Agreement

MPA/MSW Course Planner

MSW/Late Add MPA


Ph.D. in Social Work and Master of Public Administration (Ph.D. MSW/MPA)

The University of Utah's Graduate School of Social Work and Department of Political Science have established a joint degree program which offers the Ph.D. in Social Work and the Master of Public Administration (MPA).  The purpose of this program is to prepare students in a unique interdisciplinary fashion to assume leadership roles in those institutions of government which are concerned with the social welfare of the public.

Ph.D. in Social Work


Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy and Master of Public Administration (MPA-ELP Ph.D.)

The dual Ph.D-MPA degree program in educational leadership and public administration adds an interdisciplinary option for students preparing to assume leadership roles in public administration and the related fields of educational leadership and policy, theory and/or research.  The program reflects a broad spectrum of educational and administrative goals.

*For more information on the joint MPA-ELP Ph.D. program, please contact the MPA Program Manager.

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy


 Certificates

 

City and Metropolitan Planning (Emphases in Historic Preservation, Real Estate Development, Urban Planning, or Urban Design)

Demography

Disability Studies

Gender Studies

Gerontology

Last Updated: 6/13/17