New page for program, to be linked from http://bulletin.sc.edu/content.php?catoid=8&navoid=47
The Department of Health Services Policy and Management in the Arnold School of Public Health and Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences offer a coordinated program that leads to the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Policy and Management and the Master of Public Administration (MPA). Some courses fulfill requirements for both portions of the dual degree. Through academic advisement, specific courses are chosen for each individual student to satisfy both sets of program requirements. The MPA requires 18 credit hours in core courses completed in the first year of study; the MPH has no required sequencing of courses.
Up to two courses (6 credit hours) from the MPA can be applied to the MPH program of study. These courses might include POLI 751 Policy Analysis I, POLI 752 Policy Analysis II or POLI 777 Policy Evaluation, but other MPA courses beyond the six MPA core courses can be approved on an individual basis. Completion of HSPM 798 Public Health Residency satisfies the MPA internship requirement. Two other MPH courses (6 credit hours) approved by the advisor can be applied to the MPA program of study. Thus the 39 credit hours required for the MPA and 45 credit hours required for the MPH can both be completed with a total of 72 credit hours.
http://bulletin.sc.edu/preview_entity.php?catoid=8&ent_oid=87 (HSPM department home page)
Students seeking admission to dual degree programs must meet the admissions requirements of both programs. Our requirements are listed above. The College of Social Work, School of Law and the Department of Political Science specify the admission requirements for their programs.
The Department of Health Services Policy and Management and the College of Social Work, School of Law, and Department of Political Science offer coordinated programs that lead to a dual degree. The requirements for the M.P.H. or M.H.A. portion of each dual degree program are the same as for the standalone degrees. The M.P.A., M.S.W., and J.D. portions of the dual degree programs are determined by the respective schools and colleges. Some courses do fulfill requirements for both portions of the dual degree. A dual degree program thus typically requires fewer semester hours in total than two programs were taken separately.
[c1]Should link to new page with more detailed information
[c2]MSN/MPH Program officially terminated after several years of inactivity
http://bulletin.sc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=226&returnto=47 (MPH-HSPM page)
The Department of Health Services Policy and Management and the College of Social Work, School of Law and Department of Political Science offer coordinated programs that lead to a dual degree. The requirements for the M.P.H. or M.H.A. portion of each dual degree program are the same as shown above. The M.P.A., M.S.W. and J.D. portions of the dual degree programs are determined by the respective schools and college. Some courses do fulfill requirements for both portions of the dual degree. A dual degree program thus typically requires fewer semester hours in total than if the two programs were taken separately.
http://bulletin.sc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=8&poid=117&returnto=47 (MPA/Political science page)
The M.P.A. program participates in three dual-degree programs with other academic units at the University of South Carolina, and two joint degree programs with other institutions in the state.
Master of Public Administration / Juris Doctor
Master of Public Administration / Master of Social Work
Master of Public Administration / Master of Public Health
Information on dual degree opportunities can be found at Graduate Dual Degree Programs.
From: BYRNES, MARY ANN Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 3:21 PM To: WITKO, CHRISTOPHER Subject: FW: Dual Degree Question
Thank you for your patience in awaiting a reply.
I have included the information in the message below since it outlines the process that will be followed beyond the College of Arts and Sciences for approval of the dual degree arrangement between the MPH and MPA.
Roger and I have talked, and we feel confident in saying that the College of Arts and Sciences supports the concept of a dual degree arrangement between the MPH and MPA.
At the College level, there will be no special process of approval. We expect that we will sign off on the curricular proposal, the piece that will be considered by Graduate Council. Cheryl Addy has suggested that the Arnold School be the proponent to enter the curricular proposal into the APPS electronic system. I am fine with that suggestion, as there will be sign off with the College of Arts and Sciences. I will help in any way I can, and I’m sure that you will do so as well.
I will need to talk with Cheryl about the letter to the Board of Trustees and all the required information. But I think we need to see the curricular proposal, at least in draft form, first.
I hope this is helpful. While there are still a number of steps to take, it’s a good idea for our College and current and prospective MPA students.
As the health sector expands and as the public role in healthcare expands, there will be a greater need for individuals with general public health management skills and particular healthcare system knowledge. This program will train individuals to function effectively as managers in this new healthcare environment.
This proposal is being returned due to the following:
1) Only 12 credits may be shared between programs of study. This program declares the sharing of more to reduce the total from 84 to 66 hours.
"For dual degree and concurrent degree enrollment, students are required to submit an individual program of study for each degree program. With approval of the program and the dean of Graduate Studies, students concurrently enrolled may use no more than 12 credit hours that are common to all programs of study."
2) please clarify the sequencing of the courses for the two programs
BOT approved on December 13, 2016, NOC to CHE, and notify SACS.
CHE Approved 3/31/17
SACS approved 7/21/17