TUNCOM DO-MPH Dual Degree Option

Applicants for the TUC/TUN Dual Degree (DO/MPH) option are required to submit an Application   through the ApplyYourself system, though no application fee is required.  For application           instructions, refer to this web page.  Please note that the following items may be required as part of the application process:                  

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.                                                
    • Official transcripts will be obtained from the TUNCOM AACOMAS application when possible.  Separate transcripts will be required for any coursework completed after submission of the AACOMAS application.  You may include copies of your transcripts with your ApplyYourself application or you may have them emailed to admit@tu.edu.                             
  • Three letters of recommendation.  One recommendation must be from a professor/instructor who taught you in a course for which you received a grade.  The two remaining recommendations may be from any source, excluding family members.                                                
    • At your request (emailed to Ms. Naisha Bible, naisha.bible@tu.edu), the TUC Office of Admissions will arrange to obtain a complete copy of your TUNCOM AACOMAS application for your MPH applicant file to satisfy this requirement for the application process.                            
    • Letters of recommendation are used for admissions purposes only and do not become part of the official academic record.                           

Acceptance into the TUN College of Osteopathic Medicine is required before the Dual Degree         application may be submitted. 

Starting Term and Application Deadline

The Dual Degree program seats one cohort every Summer term.

The deadline to apply for for this program is April 15, 2022.

Citizenship Requirement. Individuals who have met all application requirements and permanently reside in the United States at the time of application, inclusive of DACA recipients, are permitted to apply and matriculate at Touro University California.  Currently, TUC does not accept international students.

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is limited to US Citizens and US Permanent Residents. Candidates applying without US Citizenship or Permanent Residency are strongly encouraged to explore financing options before proceeding with the application process.  Additional information may be viewed by visiting the Eligibility Requirements section of the Financial Aid website

Degree Requirement. A Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution is required prior to the first day of mandatory orientation.                  

Requirement for Graduates of non-U.S. Institutions. Graduates of non-U.S. institutions must submit an official transcript evaluation from a recognized agency, clearly indicating that the foreign degree should be considered equivalent to a Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Full requirements for transcript evaluations may be found on our transcript evaluation page.                  

Minimum GPA. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better is required to apply to this program.                  

Course Requirements. The Public Health Program does not require any specific coursework prior to matriculation. A background in the social sciences and experience with statistical methods, however, may be useful. The GRE is not required.                               

Notification of Decision                   

Decisions are typically rendered within two to three weeks of the receipt of all application       materials. Notifications are then sent via U.S. Mail and/or email shortly thereafter.                     Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable acceptance deposit which               is typically due no more than two weeks from the date on the letter of acceptance.                     Upon matriculation, the deposit is credited towards the first semester tuition.                   

Multiple Deposit Policy 

Applicants to Touro University California (TUC) may also choose to apply to and submit                seat deposits for other programs located within TUC or the greater Touro College and                   University System (TCUS).  TUC applicants who have deposits at one or more TUC or                    other TCUS programs will be given until April 15th (for Summer starts) or June 1st                     (for Fall starts) to decide which program they wish to attend and will be required                     to withdraw from all other TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited.  TUC applicants           who are accepted and who submit seat deposits after April 15th (for Summer starts) or                 June 1st (for Fall starts) will be required to immediately withdraw from any other                     TUC/TCUS program to which they have deposited.                  

Background Checks                   

Incoming and current students may be required to submit to a background check either                prior to or during their enrollment at Touro University California. Facts uncovered as a result of a background check which could preclude licensure and/or practice in the profession may impact the students ability to begin or continue their education and the University. Details are provided with the letter of acceptance. 

Admissions Office Correspondence with Candidates                   

Unless otherwise noted, all correspondence is conducted via email. Please be certain                     that you are able to receive emails from @tu.edu addresses and be sure to monitor                     your junk mail folder.