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
  • 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 prior to submitting an application for the MPH program.

Junior Year

  • Undergraduate coursework
  • Meet with program staff to discuss degree requirements
  • 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 by the end of fall semester
  • Apply by February 1st for fall admission

Senior Year

  • Complete bachelor program, degree conferred in May.
  • Take up to 15 credit hours of graduate coursework
  • Pay undergrad tuition

Graduate Student (year 5)

  • Complete graduate coursework
  • Pay Graduate Tuition
  • Be eligible for Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships
  • Master’s degree conferred in Summer.

Sample Plan of Study Undergrad to MPH in CBH

Senior Year/ First year of Graduate Program

Fall Semester CreditsSpring Semester Credits
Undergraduate coursework (Gen Eds/Electives/major coursework)9Undergraduate Coursework (Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework)6
CBH:5220 Health Behavior and Health Education3CBH:4105 Intro to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention*3
CPH:5100 Intro to Public Health*BIOS:4120 Introduction to Biostatistics*3
CBH:6205 Designing and Implementing Interventions3
Semester Total9 U / 6 G 6 U / 9 G
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles*3
HMP:4000 Intro to US Healthcare*3
Semester Total6 G

Fifth Year

Fall Semester CreditsSpring Semester Credits
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health*3CBH Methods 3
CBH:6335 Research Methods in CBH3CBH Elective3
CBH:5305 Evaluation: Approaches and Applications3CPH:7800 MPH Practicum 3
CBH:6230 Health Equity and Social Justice3
CPH:5203 Interprofessional Education & Practice for MPH Students0
Semester Total12 G 9 G

MPH Total42 G

*Denotes an MPH core course that are required prior to enrolling in CPH:7800.