Integrate business and public health skills in your professional life as a practitioner, researcher or administrator
Combine your degrees and use the expertise and skills gained in business and management toward solving crucial health and healthcare issues faced by public and private organizations worldwide.
The MBA/MPH program will prepare you to integrate business and public health skills in your professional life, whether you are a practitioner, researcher or administrator. The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH) dual degree is a collaborative program between the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business and The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH). The MBA degree is administered through UTSA and the Master of Public Health degree is offered through the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston–San Antonio campus.
Students choosing the dual degree program must complete the 36 semester credit hours of MBA coursework and the 45 semester credit hours of MPH coursework. However, under this integrated dual-degree program, up to 12 semester credit hours of MBA coursework can be applied to the MPH requirements, and up to 12 semester credit hours of MPH coursework can be applied to the MBA requirements. These shared-credit courses substantially reduce the total time required for students to complete the programs, when compared with taking each of the two degree programs separately.
Benefits of pursuing the Dual MBA/MPH program
Enroll in both degree programs concurrently to eliminate duplication in course content
Completing the programs simultaneously can save up to one year and approximately 25 percent of the cost if you pursued the degrees independently
Earn your MBA from the top-ranked business school in San Antonio.
The MBA/MPH program has been instrumental in shaping the way I view and approach the business world. My courses and practicum experience have prepared me to address the overarching issues of public health that affect our local community every day.
Anthony Pederson MBA/MPH San Antonio campus student
How to Apply
The online application form is available through UTSA’s Graduate School website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.
Current resume: Required – please include employment or other related experience.
Letters of reference: A minimum of two letters required. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
Personal statement: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in the MBA program at UTSA.
Requirement for standardized tests: GRE is waived for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 admission. For Summer 2022 and forward the GRE is required (GMAT not accepted).
Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.