The accelerated bachelor/master of public health degree program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students who excel academically to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree with an Environmental Health Science major and the MPH degree with an Environmental Health concentration in an accelerated timeframe. This is an ideal curriculum for students who wish to enter the environmental health profession with an advanced degree and for pre-medicine and other allied health pre-professional students.
The curriculum is designed so the degree requirements for the BSPH can be met by a full-time student at the end of four years and the MPH requirements by the end of the fifth year of study. A maximum of 30 credit hours of graduate work can be substituted to meet selected undergraduate course requirements. Twenty-one of the first 24 credits in the MPH program will be applied to both the BSPH and MPH degree. Students who withdraw from the program at the end of 4 years are still eligible to receive the originating Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.
There are two options for entering the program:
1) incoming freshman who are admitted to the Honors College can apply to the accelerated program when they apply to the Honors College (link to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information) or
2) students who have at least 60 credits hours and a 3.5 cumulative GPA may apply to the MPH Program through the regular admission process by completing the online application (click here). If students are interested in the BSPH-MPH, they should send an email notice to email@example.com.