Public Health Accelerated Graduate Pathway

Program Type
Accelerated Graduate Pathway
Leads to Master of Public Health (MPH)
Mode of Study
Pathway: Varies by major
Public Health

Pathway Highlights

  • Complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years.
  • Take advantage of a time-saving & cost-saving pathway for highly motivated undergraduate students looking ahead to graduate school.
  • Save up to 21 credits worth of tuition, fees, and expenses.
  • Declare any undergraduate major to enroll in this pathway.
  • Expand your career opportunities with both your bachelor’s and your master’s degrees in hand.
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How the pathway works

During your final year of undergraduate study, you’ll begin taking graduate-level Public Health courses — if you meet progress standards. The graduate-level courses will satisfy credit requirements for your undergraduate major as well as the first year of the Public Health graduate program.

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Select any undergraduate major

Each of our undergraduate majors is eligible to enroll in the Master of Public Health Accelerated Graduate Pathway. Please be advised that some majors that require 70 credits or more will extend the normal timeline for the pathway.

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Program requirements

To enroll in graduate-level MPH courses, you’ll need to maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

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About our Public Health graduate program

Multi-disciplinary in nature, our accredited MPH program offers a generalist curriculum that provides the opportunity to develop core skills for effective performance in public health fields, including management and leadership positions.

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Admission to the MPH program

During your undergraduate studies, you will be required to submit the graduate program application along with all required admission materials. Your Academic Advisor will provide guidance on submitting your application.

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Frequently asked questions

Our Accelerated Graduate Pathways offer highly motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study while completing their bachelor’s degree.

Next steps

Our helpful admissions counselors are here to answer your questions about the admissions process, our academic programs, and student support services. We also invite you to explore the many ways to visit campus or to engage with us through online experiences.

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Please note: Current USM students should contact your Academic Advisor to learn more about how the pathway can work with your current academic progress. This pathway is most beneficial when you declare it no later than the third year of your undergraduate studies.