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

In partnership with the The College of New Jersey, 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 School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science in collaboration with the School of Public Health.

Location

School of Public Health's New Brunswick and Newark locations

Who's Eligible

The Bachelors/Masters Program is open to all undergraduate majors attending the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science.

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 at least 60 but no more than 90 undergraduate credits (at least 20 of which should count towards their major requirements). Students will not be formally accepted into the BA/MPH or BS/MPH Program before they have completed 60 credits.

Applicaton 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 3.2 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 Undergraduate Program Director;
  • One letter of recommendation from a TCNJ 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.

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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 credits of MPH graduate 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 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 School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science:
Brenda F. Seals, PhD, MPH, MA
Chair, Department of Public Health
The College of New Jersey
School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science
2000 Pennington Road, 221 Trenton Hall
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
t. 609-771-2130