Format: Online, In-Class

The coordinated Public Health/Business Administration (MBA) degree program is offered through the UAB School of Public Health (SOPH) and the UAB Collat School of Business. Earning these two advanced degrees prepares students for a broad range of careers in health care management, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Students in this coordinated program earn an MPH with a concentration in Population Health. In this individualized concentration, students gain a solid foundation in public health through completion of the MPH core (based on the Evidence-based Public Health framework), an Applied Practice Experience (Internship), and an Integrative Learning Experience (Capstone). Students also select from among all master’s-level Public Health courses (e.g., health economics, strategic planning, health policy) to build a unique curriculum that supports their career goals. Specialized advising is provided to assist students in designing their individualized curriculum.


Students may complete the MPH portion of this coordinated degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in-class experiences.

A total of 60 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MPH/MBA. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH and 36 credit hours for the MBA; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree 12 credit hours from the MBA curriculum are credited to the MPH and 6 credit hours from the MPH are credited to the MBA. This allows students to earn both degrees in reduced time and at reduced cost.

Online students pay less than the out-of-state tuition rate for the MPH portion of this coordinated degree.

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To apply, students must have at least a bachelor’s degree. The GRE is not required for MPH applicants but may be required for admission into the MBA program. For additional information, contact Christy Manning, Administrative Director, at (205) 934-8817 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Students must apply separately to each program.

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