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2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Combined Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science General Emphasis and Master of Public Health

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a combined bachelor's/master's program and obtain both a B.S. in allied health sciences (AHS) and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) within an accelerated time frame. Students admitted to the combined degree program will count up to 12 credits of graduate work in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree. In alignment with university policy, a maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate work may count toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees. After completing 120 credits (to include the 12 credits of M.P.H. graduate courses) and all requirements for the AHS degree, students are awarded a bachelor's degree and are eligible to continue with the M.P.H.

The M.P.H. degree constitutes a minimum of 48 credits; the AHS/M.P.H. combined degree has minimum of 30 credits remaining for the master's degree after completion of the bachelor's degree 120 credits. Note: The undergraduate degree only allows 12 credits to dual-count toward the combined degree, leaving 36 graduate credit hours remaining, six of which are completed in the student's (undergraduate) fourth year. Additionally, those six credits, cannot be used to fulfill undergraduate requirements. All M.P.H. requirements must be met, including the research project and practicum experience. Upon completion of the M.P.H. program, graduates will be qualified to sit for voluntary professional certification by taking the National Board of Public Health Examiners Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam and/or the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam for additional credentialing.

Application Requirements to the Combined Degree

Students may apply to the Master of Public Health program as early as the start of junior year. Requirements for the application include:

  1. Junior standing (after the completion of 55+ credit hours prior to application)
  2. Minimum overall GPA of a 3.0
  3. Two completed and received letters of recommendation
  4. Resume
  5. A written two-part essay as required by the M.P.H. program

Graduation Requirements for Combined Degree

Students who are accepted to the combined degree program will take courses in the AHS general emphasis and use the M.P.H. courses as a substitution for the required minor. The students must complete the following M.P.H. courses in their senior year:

This program requires 12 total semesters of coursework to complete. Please note this plan of study requires completion of two full spring/summer semesters.

Students will graduate with their B.S. degree in allied health sciences at the conclusion of year four, as long as they meet all university and degree requirements for a B.S. degree.

Plan of Study - Combined Degree with Master of Public Health: Health Promotion Emphasis

Allied Health Sciences Core Classes:

Emphasis Courses (General Allied Health Sciences):

Anatomy and Physiology Sequences:

Sequence A

Sequence B

Combined Degree with Master of Public Health (Health Promotion Emphasis):

Master of Public Health Program Courses (Health Promotion Emphasis)

Suggested Order of Coursework for the Combined Degree with Master of Public Health: Health Promotion Emphasis

Year One

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Year Two

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Year Three

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Spring/Summer Semester:

  • Elective (3 credits)
  • General education Issues (3 credits)

Year Four

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Spring/Summer Semester:

Year Five

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Plan of Study for Combined Degree with Master of Public Health: Epidemiology Emphasis

Allied Health Sciences Core Classes:

Emphasis Courses (General Allied Health Sciences):

Anatomy and Physiology Sequences:

Sequence A

Sequence B

Combined Degree with Master of Public Health (Epidemiology Emphasis):

Master of Public Health Program Courses (Epidemiology Emphasis)

Suggested Order of Coursework for the Combined Degree with Master of Public Health: Epidemiology Emphasis

Year One

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Year Two

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Year Three

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Spring/Summer Semester:

  • Elective (3 credits)
  • General education Issues (3 credits)

Year Four

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:

Spring/Summer Semester:

Year Five

Fall Semester:

Winter Semester:



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