The School of Public Health is a leader in the U.S. for its interprofessional approach.
Samford’s School of Public Health offers numerous joint degree programs, empowering students to personalize their education to align with their career goals and aspirations. Admission requirements for each program vary, so we encourage you to visit the pages below to learn more about how you can apply.
Master of Healthcare Administration/Master of Business Administration
Graduates are equipped with a diverse range of knowledge—in business and health care—to illuminate pathways to leadership within the complex matrix of the U.S. health care system.
Dietetic Internship with a Master’s Degree
Earn a master’s degree in either public health or nutrition while completing your dietetic internship. A master’s degree is now required to become eligible to take the registered dietician-nutritionist exam.
Master of Public Health/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
This joint degree program is offered in partnership with the Alabama College of Osteopathic, complementing D.O. students’ medical training with public health knowledge and experience.
Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health
This joint degree utilizes a faith-informed approach that combines knowledge and skills from the fields of social work and public health to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
Master of Social Work/Master of Divinity
For students called to both preach the gospel and engage in practical ministry, this joint degree prepares students for a careers that pair ministry work with the development and oversight of programs that address community issues.
Master of Social Work/M.A. in Theological Studies
Develop a strong theological foundation from which to provide social work services to individuals, families and communities. Graduates are well equipped to undertake multifaceted work.
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health
While each pharmacist can provide personal care to individual patients, pharmacists also have the ability to care for entire populations. This joint degree combines public health skills with a pharmacy education.
Doctor of Pharmacy/M.S. in Health Informatics and Analytics
Data and analysis are essential to health care, necessary to make evidence-based decisions and provide optimal patient care. This joint degree prepares pharmacy students to be experts in the usage of health informatics.
Doctor of Pharmacy/M.S. in Nutrition
A healthy lifestyle and optimum nutrition plays a vital role in the care of patients. This joint degree is designed to equip pharmacy students with advanced knowledge in the field of nutrition science.
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