Concurrent BS/MPH Program

The concurrent BS/MPH program provides exceptional undergraduate students with the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Health degree in a shorter time period than typically required if both degrees are pursued separately.  It was approved by the university in the Spring of 2010.  With the permission of the undergraduate advisor, students in the following undergraduate majors are eligible to apply for the BS/MPH option:

  • Animal Sciences & Industry
  • Food Science & Industry
  • Nutrition & Kinesiology dual degree
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Dietetics
  • Kinesiology
  • Life Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Athletic Training
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Nutrition

This option allows for up to 9 credit hours to be applied to both the BS and the MPH degree. In order to apply credits from the undergraduate major to the MPH degree requirements, the student must:

  • Apply and meet the normal admission requirements listed on the MPH website (http://www.k-state.edu/mphealth/admission.html) and required for application to the Graduate School, including a 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours of course work.
  • Meet the requirements required for the desired MPH emphasis area, i.e., have the prerequisites completed.
  • If accepted, the student is provisionally admitted into the MPH Program and allowed to take graduate courses.  The agreed upon courses (9 hours) must be taken for graduate credit in courses numbered in the 600 and 700 sequences.
  • Note that the student must be accepted before enrolling in any graduate courses.  Application for the BS/MPH option is generally made at the end of the junior year or early in the senior year.
  • Enroll and complete the appropriate courses agreed upon by the undergraduate department and the MPH emphasis area with a grade of B or better for graduate credit.

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, the student is then fully admitted to the Graduate School and the MPH program.