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Earn Two Degrees in Five Years
Penn State College of Medicine offers an accelerated Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program for students at University Park enrolled in Biobehavioral Health, Health Policy and Administration, Kinesiology or Nutritional Sciences degree programs.
Penn State students enrolled in the integrated undergraduate/graduate program have four years to complete their main coursework, then they complete their MPH degree at the College of Medicine in Hershey the following year.
Students can specialize in one of the following tracks:
- Community and Behavioral Health
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Global Health: Offered online by Penn State World Campus
- Health Systems Organization and Policy
As part of the MPH program, every student participates in both an internship and a capstone experience designed to take their knowledge into the workplace.
About the Program
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Penn State Biobehavioral Health, Health Policy and Administration and Nutritional Sciences students interested in the accelerated MPH program must have a GPA of 3.25 or above.
Kinesiology students interested in the accelerated MPH program must have a GPA of 3.3 or above.
During their third year, students apply to the accelerated program through the Graduate School at Penn State.
Applications must be submitted by March 15.
The MPH degree requires 42 credits, of which 12 can be double-counted. Accepted students take some graduate-level courses during the fourth year of their undergraduate program.