Equipping students who are passionate about making the world a better place, to make a global impact in the reduction of health disparities and economic, social, environmental, political inequalities.

The 150-credit accelerated B.S. Public Health/MPH program provides students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in Public Health (BSPH) and a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree in five years, as opposed to six years if the degrees were completed separately. The B.S. Public Health/MPH program substitutes 15 credits of graduate public health coursework for 15 credits of similar undergraduate public health coursework. Students complete two internship experiences: a generalist public health internship in Year 4 and an international global health internship in Year 5. While not required, students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad experience during their second or third year of undergraduate study. This program is ideal for students who want a fast-tract to an advanced practice degree in public health.

For more information about opportunities within the undergraduate and graduate portions of the accelerated program, visit the BS and MPH program pages:

Public Health, BS Public Health, MPH

Graduate Course Substitutions

During the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, the following graduate courses are completed and the corresponding BSPH is not required.

Graduate Course Substitutes for UG course
Graduate Course Substitutes for Undergraduate Course
HTW 627: Health Leadership and Management HTW 306: Understanding Health Systems: Macro and Micro Perspectives 1
HTW 661: Development and Evaluation of Global Health Programs HTW 402: Implementing and Evaluating Health Programs
HTW 664: Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health HTW 309: Health Disparities and Underserved Populations
HTW 665: Public Health Policy HTW 403: Evidence-Based Health Policy and Healthcare
HTW 668: Applied Epidemiology HTW 401: Epidemiology

Financial Support

Undergraduate financial aid will be provided as awarded via Syracuse University Financial Aid Office.

Competitive graduate assistantships and scholarships are available during the 5th year of the 4+1 program, including Falk College Merit Scholarships which include a waiver of the application fee and GRE and a 25% tuition discount incentive.

Getting Admitted

Students considering this program should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or better and a career interest in global health. Planning for this program begins during freshman year, or no later than the fourth semester of study. Interested students should meet with the Public Health Undergraduate Program Director. A program plan of study is developed and students complete an ‘Intent to Pursue the BSPH/MPH’ form. During the fall of their senior year, students formally apply to the MPH program. A BSPH is awarded at the conclusion of Year 4 and the MPH is awarded at the conclusion of Year 5.

For additional admissions information, visit the course catalog or contact the Office of Admissions at falk@syr.edu or 315.443.5555.

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