BA / MPH with Rutgers–Camden

ABOUT THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE / MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (BA/MPH) ARTCULATED DEGREE

In partnership with Camden College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University–Camden, the Rutgers School of Public Health offers highly-qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate study during their undergraduate years, thereby accelerating the Master of Public Health degree by requiring approximately 3-5 additional semesters beyond the Bachelors degree. This is not a concurrent degree program. Students earn their Bachelors degree first and then the MPH. This articulated degree, or Bachelors/Masters Program, is administered through the BA in Health Sciences program at Camden College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the School of Public Health.

LOCATION

Camden and New Brunswick

WHO'S ELIGIBLE

The Bachelors/Masters Program is open to all BA in Health Sciences majors attending Rutgers University–Camden.

WHEN TO APPLY

Interested undergraduates must be approved by their undergraduate school before applying. Once approved, they must apply to the School of Public Health between successful completion of 60 credits and before completion of 90 credits. Students will not be formally accepted into the BA/MPH Program before they have completed 60 credits.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Successful applicants must have demonstrated both a mature attitude and superior academic achievement. They must be recommended to the program by their major adviser or college dean. Application requirements include:
• An overall GPA of at least 3.3 at the time of application;
• A grade of B+ or better in a college level algebra course;
• Completed a School of of Public Health Application for Bachelor's/Master’s Degree Program;
• One letter of recommendation from the Health Sciences Program Director;
• One letter of recommendation from an undergraduate faculty member teaching in the Health Sciences Program;
• Essay/statement of goals; and
• Official transcripts indicating all prior undergraduate course work.
The GRE requirement is waived for students meeting the above admissions criteria.

Faculty or college dean letters of recommendation should include a brief description of the student’s interests, track record, and statement of maturity. The faculty recommendation should be sent to Dr. Charlotte N. Markey at Camden College of Arts and Sciences (see contact information below). Dr. Markey will then invite the student for an appointment to discuss the application process.

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CURRICULUM

The MPH degree program requires 45 credit hours, comprising 15 credits of core courses, 9-18 credits of required concentration courses, 6-15 credits of electives and 6 credits of Practicum. The Bachelors/Masters Program allows accepted BA/MPH students to take up to 15 graduate credits of MPH core courses at the Rutgers School of Public Health. These graduate credits MAY apply to both the undergraduate degree and the MPH degree, giving students advanced standing in the School of Public Health once students matriculate at the School of Public Health. Please note that the graduate credits earned as an undergraduate through the BA/MPH degree program at the Rutgers School of Public Health cannot be transferred to other graduate programs. Once accepted, questions regarding the registration process may be addressed to Dr. Charlotte N. Markey, PhD, Director of Health Sciences at Camden College of Arts and Sciences. Visit the MPH degree webpage or each department's webpage for more information about the MPH curriculum.

Program Contact at the School of Public Health:
Kamal Kornegay
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Office of Student Affairs
Rutgers School of Public Health
683 Hoes Lane West, 1st Flr, Rm 111
Piscataway, NJ 08854
t. 732-235-4327

Program Contact at the Camden College of Arts and Sciences:
Charlotte N. Markey, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Director, Health Sciences
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
t. 856-225-6332