The combined Bachelor’s/MPH degree program is available to UF undergraduate students from any college and major. The MPH program requires 48 credits of graduate level coursework. However, the combination degree program allows students to get a 15-credit head start on that coursework while still undergraduates. Students complete both their bachelor’s degree and the master’s in public health degree while saving over a semester of time (i.e. 15 semester hours). Students can complete their combination degree program in Fall or Spring once they have reached senior standing (90 hours earned) and have been accepted to the program. Students cannot begin the program before reaching senior standing.
All students in combination MPH programs must meet graduation requirements of the MPH. After receipt of the bachelor’s degree and acceptance to graduate school, students complete the remaining 33 credits required for the Master of Public Health degree.
View the graduation requirements for the MPH program.
Admission Criteria and Process
Candidates for the program must:
- Be a current UF undergraduate from any major
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2
- Have completed STA 2023, BSC 2007 or BSC 2010, and PSY 2012 with a grade of at least a C (Students have additional prerequisite coursework for the graduate level portion of the program depending upon the concentration area of interest. These additional prerequisites can be completed in the senior year. Students should check with the dean’s office for current prerequisites.
- GRE test scores have been waived for admissions through Fall 2021.
How to apply:
- Submit the Combined degree application by July 1 for Fall term admission
- Submit transcripts documenting all college level work
- Submit resume
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty member
- Statement of interest
Submit a complete application (all of the above) electronically to Meredith Nappy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will also need to apply to the Graduate School but do not take this step until after you are sure that you have been accepted to the combination degree program.
Timing of Application/Admission
Applications should be submitted by July 1 for Fall term admission. Applications after the relevant deadline will be considered on a case-by-case and space available basis. Once the Public Health program has made acceptance decisions, students will be contacted to pick up the combination degree form. Students need to return the signed combination degree form to their college’s academic advising office to ensure appropriate credit for the coursework. The Public Health program will register students for their public health courses.
Students can initiate the combination degree program in Fall once they have reached senior standing (90 hours earned) and have been accepted to the program. Students cannot begin the program before reaching senior standing.
Students should feel free to contact Dr. Liz Wood if they have questions regarding the BPH/MPH combined degree.