In partnership with Rutgers University–Newark, 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.
The Bachelors/Masters Program is open to all undergraduate majors attending Rutgers University–Newark.
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.
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.
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The MPH degree program requires 45 credit hours, comprising 18 credits of core courses, 15-18 credits of required concentration courses, 6-9 credits of electives, 3 credits of Practicum Capstone, an Applied Practice Experience (0 credits) and an Interprofessional Education Experience (0 credits). The Bachelors/Masters Program allows accepted BA/MPH or BS/MPH students to take up to 18 graduate credits of MPH 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. Visit the MPH degree webpage or each concentration's webpage for more information about the MPH curriculum.
Program Contact at the School of Public Health:
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