Overview of Accelerated BPH / MPH Program

Complete a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) and Master of Public Health (MPH) in five, rather than six, years. Students admitted to the Accelerated BPH/MPH Degree Program will have the opportunity to complete twelve hours of their MPH required coursework during their final year of undergraduate study.  The tuition cost for these hours will be set at the student’s current undergraduate tuition rate.  Tuition during the final year of study will be based on the University of Kentucky’s graduate tuition rate.

Admissions

Students will apply to the Accelerated BPH/MPH Degree Program during their junior year.  This window typically opens in mid-August and is available until March 15 for international students and April 1 for domestic students.  Students wishing must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Admission to BPH program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Major GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Average of all completed CPH, BST, and GRN courses

 

Apply for the Accelerated BPH/MPH

Complete the SOPHAS Application. You will need the following:

  • A personal statement,
  • Official GRE, GMAT or MCAT scores,
  • Official TOEFL scores (for international students from non-native English-speaking countries),
  • Transcript(s) for all prior graduate or undergraduate education, **
  • Contact information for 3 recommenders, and
  • A resume or CV.

SOPHAS Application

Bachelor of Public Health Program

This versatile, practice-focused degree is Kentucky's only Bachelor of Public Health degree accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Graduates are prepared for professional health care training, research studies, or the public health workforce.

Master of Public Health Program

For new graduates or experienced professionals, the Master of Public Health is an essential credential for those who seek to lead population health improvement.