PA/MPH Joint Degree Program

The PA/MPH joint degree program at Yale University School of Medicine affords individuals interested in pursing clinical and public health training a unique opportunity to complete both degree programs in 39 months.  The goal of this program is to expose students to the core competencies requisite to shape both local and global health systems as physician assistants and policy makers.

Applicants must apply to and be accepted to both the PA Program and the Yale School of Public Health during the same admissions cycle (July 1-January 15 of each year).

The application deadline for the Physician Associate Program is October 1, while the School of Public Health deadline is January 15. Individuals interested in the joint degree program should apply to the PA Program and the School of Public Health as early as possible. For individuals granted an interview with the PA Program, the School of Public Health will expedite the review of your application so you will learn if you are accepted to both programs by the end of January.


Students must choose the area of academic concentration for the public health portion of their training. The four areas of specialization include Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Health Policy. For more information regarding the course work and schedules, please contact the PA Program at Satisfactory academic progress is required for continued matriculation in both schools. Students must begin their studies at Yale to remain eligible for the joint degree. Transfer students are not accepted to the joint degree program.


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) does not accredit the Public Health curriculum associated with the PA/MPH joint degree.  The MPH curriculum is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Fees and Financial Aid

All tuition and fees will be billed to the student by the corresponding School during matriculation. The estimates below are based on current tuition figures. Tuition generally increases 3-5% per annum.

Estimated tuition for the Public Health portion of the joint degree$46,000
(3 semesters)
Estimated tuition for the PA portion of the joint degree$54,000
(4 semesters)

To apply for financial aid and for more information regarding financial support, please visit both: