Public Health AGRADE

AGRADE provides qualifying students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with an opportunity to pursue an accelerated pathway to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the School of Medicine. The MPH prepares students for a professional career at the intersection of public, clinical and/or other allied health sciences.   

Application

Undergraduate students enrolled in the BSPH major or minor are eligible to apply for AGRADE status in the semester in which they expect to complete 90 credits and have completed the following four undergraduate courses:

PH 2100Introduction to Public Health3
PH 3100Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health3
PH 3200Introduction to Biostatistics4
PH 3300Epidemiology 4

Applicants must have a 3.6 GPA or better in BSPH major coursework, and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Students with a GPA of 3.3-3.49 will be considered on an individual basis.

Applications will be reviewed each semester. Applicants must submit a personal statement indicating their interest in the MPH program, their career goals, and the reasons why they are especially suited to join this accelerated track. Applicants must also submit two recommendation letters from faculty which address the student’s capacity for graduate study. 

The GRE may be waived based on satisfactory performance in the AGRADE courses (at least a B grade in each AGRADE class). Acceptance to the BSPH-MPH AGRADE program is competitive. The MPH program admissions committee reviews all AGRADE applicant applications and makes decisions about admission to this accelerated track. 

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