Dec 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The student can attain a DO/MPH degree by completing the requirements for the MPH - Professional Option degree, a 42 credit hour program offered online. 

See MPH Admission Requirements

Block 1

Block 1 consists of the preclinical years for the DO degree. During Block 1, the student will complete the first three years of the DO curriculum and must pass Part 1 and Part 2 of the College of Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX). During this block, the student will take courses within the TCOM curriculum. Additionally, the student will take MPH required courses, preferably one at a time (there are five, eight-week online terms offered in an academic year). Students will take coursework as suggested by a meeting with their assigned SPH Academic Advisor. TCOM students are responsible to register themselves for all SPH classes. An exception to these rules may be made only with the approval of the Dual Degree Program advisory committee, the Dean of TCOM and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the School of Public Health (SPH). 

During Block 1, the coursework completed within the TCOM curriculum will count for 12 credit hours of elective credit for the MPH degree as determined by the SPH Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Block 2

During Block 2, the student will complete the required clinical rotations. During this block, the student may also continue work toward completion of the MPH degree as necessary. At the end of Block 2, the student is expected to have completed the curriculum required for the DO degree and to have completed the required courses according to the SPH degree plan. Following completion of the curricula required for both degrees, the student is awarded the DO degree through TCOM and the MPH degree through SPH.

DO/MPH Program

    DO Degree MPH Degree
Block 1 Year 1 Semester 1-2 of medical curriculum Required online courses
  Year 2 Semester 3-4 of medical curriculum Required online courses
  Year 3 Core Clinical Clerkships Required online courses
Block 2 Year 4 Completion of Clinical Clerkships Completion of MPH coursework (Professional Option, Online 42 Credit hour) 

Sequence of Courses

Year 1, Semester 1

Alternative Curricular Paths

Students may request to complete the MPH coursework and curriculum concurrent with the DO curriculum. Students wishing to be considered for this option must consult with the Director of the Multidisciplinary Programs and the Graduate Advisor of the SPH. Application into this path is encouraged during the first year of medical school.


Admissions Decisions and Deferments for Dual Degree Applicants

Applicants will be furnished written notification regarding their admission status by the SPH Office of Admissions. Statements by other Health Science Center personnel concerning the applicant’s admissibility are not valid until confirmed in writing by the Office of Admissions.

Students who are admitted to a degree program and plan to enroll are required to submit an Admission Decision Form along with a non-refundable $200 assurance fee that will be used toward tuition upon arrival. Applicants admitted to a degree program that do not intend to enroll in the semester for which they applied must contact the Office of Admissions to request deferment. Deferments must be made in writing and cannot exceed one year from the original acceptance date. 
There is a non-refundable deferment fee of $300 that will be used toward tuition upon arrival; the deferment fee is due at the time the request is made.

Information submitted in the application materials must be complete and correct. Prospective and current students must notify the proper institution officials regarding any changes in the information provided on their application. Falsification or omission of any information on the application documents will void a student’s admission, cancel their enrollment, and/or result in appropriate disciplinary action.

All materials submitted during the application process become the property of the Health Science Center and cannot be returned.

Financial Assistance

To be eligible for scholarships and assistantships offered by the School of Public Health, applicants must complete the admission application by March 15. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions at 817-735-2401 or Toll Free at 1-877-868-7741.You can also email us at