Exceptional undergraduate students ( BSPH or those pursuing a related baccalaureate degree concurrent with the Public Health minor) selected for the early-entry program may begin graduate coursework in their senior year. The MPH Early-Entry program is accelerated; that is, up to twelve credit hours may be taken at the graduate level and double counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students may leave the program with their baccalaureate degree, or they may complete the remaining coursework required to earn the MPH. Students pursuing the early entry option can reduce the time needed to earn both degrees by one semester.
Early entry admissions requirements
Applicants to the MPH Early-Entry program must: 1) have junior standing at the time of application (and have completed at least 75 hours by the proposed entry semester); 2) be enrolled in the BSPH (upper division) major OR enrolled in a related major and the public health minor; and 3) have at least a 3.20 overall GPA and a minimum 3.5 GPA from at least 12 hours in the Department of Public Health Sciences (HLTH) by the end of the fall semester prior to starting the early-entry program. Early-entrance applicants submit a full graduate application, including scores of the Graduate Record Examination.
Accepted early-entry students have provisional graduate admission pending the award of the baccalaureate degree and must complete their undergraduate degree requirements by the time they have completed 15 hours of graduate work.
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