Qualified UMass Lowell undergraduate junior or senior students may apply for admission to the Bachelor's to Master's public health accelerated option. This program is designed to facilitate admission from a bachelor's degree program to one of four master's degrees:
Students accepted into this option may take up to four graduate level Public Health Core courses (500 level) during their senior year that will be credited toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees upon approval by their undergraduate adviser. Prerequisites for the bachelor's/master's accelerated option include a semester of either biology or anatomy and physiology and a semester of statistics with a grade of C or better.
EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
It is an exciting time to pursue a master's degree in public health. You will not only make a difference in the world by improving human health, but you will also be in demand to fulfill much needed roles in the field. It is projected that more than 250,000 additional public health workers will be needed in the United States by 2020. Trends fueling the need include a greater public interest in health promotion and disease prevention, an aging population and an increase in the number of people retiring from public health jobs.