Public Health AGRADE Program
AGRADE provides qualifying Public Health students 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.
Undergraduate students enrolled in the Public Health major or minor are eligible to apply. Students can apply to AGRADE during the semester they plan to complete 90 credits, usually during the second semester of their junior year. Students should have senior standing during their first semester as an AGRADE student. They must also have successfully completed the following four undergraduate courses:
|PH 2100||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|PH 3100||Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health||3|
|PH 3200||Introduction to Biostatistics||4|
Applicants must have a 3.6 GPA or better in coursework for their Public Health major or minor, and a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.
Applications will be reviewed each semester. 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.
Upon admission, students may elect 3-15 credits in approved graduate M.P.H. courses. These graduate level courses will complete public health major or minor elective requirements or bachelor's degree elective requirements, as well as fulfill the beginning of study toward the master's degree.
|FPH 7011||Foundations of Public Health||3|
|FPH 7012||Social Justice in Public Health||3|
|FPH 7015||Biostatistics I||3|
|FPH 7100||Health Care Organization and Administration||3|
The bachelor's degree will be awarded following the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements. Graduate course work taken in this program must be completed within eight years (from the time that the first graduate course is taken that is counted toward degree requirements) or within six years from the awarding of the bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.