MPH in Community and Behavioral Health – Undergrad to Grad

The combined undergrad to grad program makes it possible for students to earn an Undergraduate degree and an MPH in Community and Behavioral Health in five years. Benefits of pursuing the combined degrees include:

  • Time to completion is five years instead of six.
  • Apply course credit to both programs
  • Saves an average of $10,000 in one year of tuition and fees
  • Become eligible for grad assistantships in the spring semester of year 4
  • Gain skills in the critical areas needed by employers
  • Increase opportunities for career advancement


Students are required to have a 3.25 GPA at time of application and at 3.00 GPA at time of entry into graduate standing. For more information, please visit the application process page.

Coursework and Deadlines by Year

You must take CPH:1400 Fundamentals of Public Health in either fall or spring by Year 3.

 Year 1

  • Undergraduate coursework

Year 2

  • Undergraduate coursework

Year 3

  • Undergraduate coursework
  • Must complete 80 semester hours of undergraduate coursework by the end of the fall semester to be eligible to apply.
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Apply by February 1st for fall admission

Year 4

  • Complete bachelor program
  • Take up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework
  • Semester 1 – pay undergrad tuition
  • Semester 2 – pay graduate tuition, and become eligible for grad assistantship

Bachelor’s degree conferred

Year 5

  • Complete graduate coursework

Master’s degree conferred

Sample Plan of Study Undergrad to MPH in CBH

First Year

Fall Semester (Semester 1) Credits Spring Semester (semester 2) Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 15 Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 15
Semester Total 15 U   15 U
Running Total 15 U   30 U


Second Year

Fall Semester (Semester 3) Credits Spring Semester (Semester 4) Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 15 Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 15
Semester Total 15 U   15 U
Running Total 45 U   60 U
  • Make an appointment with the U2G program staff by the spring semester of this year



Summer Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/ Major Coursework 6
Semester Total 6 U
Running Total 66 U


Third Year

Fall Semester (Semester 5) Credits Spring Semester (Semester 6) Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 15 Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 15
Semester Total 15 U   15 U
Running Total 81 U   96 U
  • Must have 80 SH and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 by the fall semester of application in order to apply to the MPH program. Additionally, GRE must be taken no later than January 15 of third year
  • Students apply for the MPH program by February 1 of their third year



Summer Credits
CPH:5100 Intro to Public Health (MPH Core course) 3
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 3
Semester Total 3 U / 3 G
Running Total 99 U/ 3 G


Fourth Year

Fall Semester (Semester 7) Credits Spring Semester (Semester 8) Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 12 Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 9
CBH:5220 Health Behavior and Health Education 3 CBH:4105 Intro to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (MPH Core course) 3
CBH:6205 Designing and Implementing Interventions 3
Semester Total 12 U / 3 G   9 U / 6 G
Running Total 111 U/ 6 G   120 U/ 12 G
  • Fourth year tuition will be Undergraduate in Fall, Graduate in the Spring. Bachelor’s degree conferred in Spring



Summer Credits
BIOS:4120 Intro to Biostatistics 3
Semester Total 3 G
Running Total 15 G


Fifth Year

Fall Semester (Semester 9) Credits Spring Semester (Semester 10) Credits
EPID:4400 – Epidemiology I (MPH Core Course) 3 HMP:4000 – Intro to the US Healthcare System (MPH Core Course) 3
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health (MPH Core Course) 3 CBH Electives 9
CBH Courses/Electives 6
Semester Total 12 G   12 G
Running Total 27 G   39 G



Summer Credits
CPH:7000 MPH Practicum Experience 3
Total 3 G
Running Total 42 G