Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Program

For Current Students in the College of Health Sciences

Are you a junior or senior in the College of Health Sciences? You may qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Science to Master of Public Health (BS/MPH) option of the Public Health program. We designed it to facilitate admission from a Bachelor's degree program in the College of Health Sciences to the Master's degree in Public Health. 

Students accepted into this program are allowed to take up to two graduate level Public Health Core courses (500 level) during their senior year that will be credited toward both the BS and MPH degrees. Up to 12 credits with grades of B or better can be counted toward both the BS and MPH degree with prior approval of the student’s undergraduate academic advisor and the graduate coordinator of the MPH program. 

Advantages of the BS to MPH Program 

  • BS/MPH students are not required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission into the master's program. 
  • BS/MPH students pay undergraduate tuition for graduate courses taken during the BS program resulting in a cost savings in the graduate program. 
  • BS/MPH students complete both degrees in an accelerated time frame, allowing them to begin their working careers earlier. 
  • Students accepted in to the BS/MPH option may waive the application fee for the MPH program.


  • Grade point average of 3.25 or greater. (Must be maintained through completion of the baccalaureate degree). 
  • Application to Graduate Admissions BS/MPH accelerated program in junior or senior year.

For More Information

For Information about the Masters in Public Health (MPH), please contact:
Leland Ackerson, Sc.D.
Graduate Coordinator of the MPH program