MPH in Policy – Undergrad to Grad

The combined undergrad to grad program makes it possible for students to earn an Undergraduate degree and an MPH in Policy 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 by spring of Year 3.

Year 3 – Junior 

  • 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
  • Apply by February 1st for fall admission

Year 4 – Senior

  • Complete bachelor program
  • Take up to 15 credit hours of graduate coursework
  • Pay undergrad tuition
  • Bachelor’s degree conferred

Year 5 

  • Complete graduate coursework
  • Pay MPH tuition rate
  • Eligible for Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistantships.
  • Master’s degree conferred

Sample Plan of Study U2G in Policy

  • Make an appointment with the U2G program staff by the spring semester and you must take MPH:2099 by this spring as well


Fourth Year

Fall Semester  Credits Spring Semester  Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 6 Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 6
HMP:5005 Intro to Healthcare Org & Policy 3 Policy Elective 3
HMP:5610 Health Policy 3 CBH:4105 Intro to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention* 3
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health* 3    
Total 6U / 9G   6U / 6G


Summer Credits
CPH:5100 Intro to Public Health* 3
Total 3 G


Fifth Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIOS:4120 Intro to Biostatistics* 3 HMP:5650 Health Policy Analysis 3
EPID:5400 Epidemiology I: Principles* 3 Policy Elective 3
HMP:6610 Legal Aspects of Health and Medical Care 3 CPH:7500 MPH Applied Practice Experience 2
HMP:6750 Seminar in Health Policy 3 CPH:7200 M.P.H. Capstone 1
Policy Elective 3    
CPH:5203 Interprofessional Education & Practice for MPH Students 0    
Totals 15 G   9 G


*Denotes MPH core course.