Most students will find that their objectives are best met by a single specialization and the careful use of their elective time. The option of pursuing two specializations within the MPH degree is available provided the student meets certain conditions:
- The student also must be admitted by the division or program committee overseeing the second specialization and must have an advisor assigned for each specialization.
- A total of 45 or 48 credits, depending on the specialization, must be successfully completed to earn the MPH degree in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University.
- Students pursuing a dual specialization within the College of Public Health must complete all degree requirements for each specialization. This includes core courses, required specialization courses, and elective courses.
- Typically, students complete one practicum and one culminating project that meet the requirements for each specialization.
- For some combinations of specializations, there will be a lot of overlap in the required specialization courses and for others there will not be a lot of overlap.
- Therefore, in an attempt to set requirements such that the dual specialization is seen to represent substantial additional effort, a minimum of 18 additional credit hours will be required for the second specialization.