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About the Bachelor's Degree / Master of Public Health (BA/MPH OR BS/MPH) Articulated Degree

In partnership with the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 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 Albert Dorman Honors College, in collaboration with the School of Public Health.

Location

New Brunswick and Newark

Who's Eligible

The Bachelors/Masters Program is open to all undergraduate majors attending the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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 or BS/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 Director of the Pre-Health Programs and/or Director of Special Programs of ADHC;
  • One letter of recommendation from an undergraduate faculty member;
  • 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. Darshan Desai, Director of Pre-Health Programs at NJIT (see contact information below). Dr. Desai 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 or BS/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 or BS/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. Desai at NJIT. Visit the MPH degree webpage or each department's webpage for more information about the MPH curriculum.

Program Contacts at the School of Public Health:
Marian Passannante, PhD
Program Director
t. 973-972-4775

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 New Jersey Institute of Technology:
Darshan J. Desai, PhD
Director, Pre-Health Programs
Office of the Provost
323 MLK Jr. Blvd
Fenster Hall Rm 362
Newark, NJ 07102
t. 973-642-7084