Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Master of Public Health Dual Degree (BSPH/MPH)

The five-year public health program allows students to earn both the BS and MPH degrees giving them strong credentials for entry into the public health field.

Admission into program:

  • Interested students should plan to apply during the spring semester of their junior year.
  • Eligible: public health majors only.
  • Deadline to apply: January 15.
  • Decision notification: March 1.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • At least a 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
  • Personal Statement.
    • Applicants must submit a personal goal statement that answers the following questions: (1) What are your current public health-related career goals?, and (2) How will a MPH degree in Health Policy help you attain your career goals?
  • Interview. Applicants will be scheduled for interviews once their completed applications are submitted.

Public Health Undergraduate Courses (15 credit hours required)

  • NUTR-304 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies (3 credits)
  • PH-190 Intro to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH-195 Global Health Issues (3 credits)
  • PH-360 Community Health & Social Justice (3 credits)
  • PH-488 Internship (1-12 credits)

Six credit hours from the following:

  • EDUC-385 Multicultural Understanding (3 credits)
  • GT-401 Biology, Health, & Personality Dimensions of Aging (3 credits)
  • PHIL-121 Introductory Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHIL-316 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • PSYC-229 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC-460 Aging and Society (3 credits)

Health Policy Emphasis: (9 credit hours required)

  • HSA-406 Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care (3 credits)
  • HSA-414 Health Care Management Theory and Human Resources (3 credits)
  • HSA-420 Health Care Planning and Marketing (3 credits)

Nutrition Emphasis: (15 credit hours required)

  • BIOL-110 Clinical Microbiology (3 credits)
  • CHEM-240 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • EXSS-320 Nutrition for Performance & Health (3 credits)
  • PH-340 Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)
  • PH-400 Food Science (3 credits)

Graduate Crossover Courses - taken during the fourth year (18 credit hours required)

  • PH-501 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PH-509 Environmental Health (3 credits)
  • PH-515 Health Behavior (3 credits)
  • PH-525 Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • PH-542 Health Systems & Policy (3 credits)
  • PH-580 Programs, Problems, & Policies (3 credits)

Courses that will be taken during the fifth year: (26 credit hours required)

  • PH-530 Health Economics (3 credits)
  • PH-535 Public Health Law & Ethics (3 credits)
  • PH-540 Strategic Mngt in Health Prog (3 credits)
  • PH-543 Population-Based Health (3 credits)
  • PH-547 Survey Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PH-590 Integrative Experience (3 credits)
  • PH-598 Public Health Internship (3 credits)

Office Phone
812-488-2210

Office Email
pp42@evansville.edu

Office Location
Room 220, Graves Hall