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 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

Admissions

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 MPH:2099 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
  • Take GRE exam by Jan. 15
  • 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 U2G in Policy

First Year

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

 

Summer

Summer Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/ Major Coursework 6
Total 6 U
Running Total 36 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
Totals 15 U   15 U
Running Total 51 U   66 U
  • Make an appointment with the U2G program staff by the spring semester and you must take MPH:2099 by this spring as well

 

Summer

Summer Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/ Major Coursework 6
Total 6 U
Running Total 72 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
Totals 15 U   15 U
Running Total 87 U   102 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

Summer Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 6
Total 6 U
Running Total 108 U

 

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (Semester 7) Credits Spring Semester (Semester 8) Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 6 Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 6
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health 3

HMP:6710 Federalism and Health Policy (in odd years)

OR

HMP:5750 Medicare and Medicaid Policy (even years)

3
HMP:5610 Health Policy 3 CBH:5105 Intro to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
Total 6 U / 6 G 6 U / 6 G
Running Total 114 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

Summer Credits
HMP:4000 Intro to US Healthcare System 3
Total 3 G
Running Total 15 G

 

Fifth Year

Fall Semester (Semester 9) Credits Spring Semester (Semester 10) Credits
BIOS:4120Intro to Biostatistics 3 HMP:5650 Health Policy Analysis 3
EPID:5400 Epidemiology I: Principles 3

HMP:6710 Federalism and Health Policy (in odd years)

OR

HMP:5750 Medicare and Medicaid Policy (even years)

3
CPH:5100 Intro to Public Health Practice 3 HMP Elective 3
HMP:6610 Legal Aspects of Health and Medical Care 3 Any Approved Public Health Elective 3
HMP:6750 Seminar in Health Policy 2
HMP:5611 Contemporary Issues in Health Policy 1
Totals 15 G   12 G
Running Total 30 G   42 G

 

Summer

Summer Credits
CPH:7000/170:299 MPH Practicum Experience 3
Total 3 G
Running Total 45 G

 


Questions or comments? Contact Katie McCullough. This page was last reviewed on December 13, 2017.