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Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Accelerated Master of Public Health (MPH)

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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.

This accelerated program is also available for BBH students at Penn State Greater Allegheny, Penn State Lehigh Valley, and Penn State New Kensington.

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:

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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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Program Requirements

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.

See application details here.


The Accelerated MPH degree program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The logo for the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is a circle with the words Master's/Doctoral CEPH Accredited and an image of three red and gray interlocking circles.

To request a copy of our accreditation self-study document and final accreditation report, please email Michelle LaClair at or Jessica Yingst at