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Students enrolled in the joint program take classes that meet the curriculum requirements for both a BS and MPH. BS/MPH students work with undergraduate and graduate advisors to design a flexible program of study that enables them to use their undergraduate electives strategically to begin graduate coursework.
*A maximum of 5 MPH core courses can be taken during this year. Please see the MPH Program page for curriculum details.
Interested students should plan to apply during the Spring semester of their Junior year.
Please note that BS/MPH applicants should apply via Northeastern’s Apply Yourself system, not the SOPHAS application portal.
* Students that were conditionally accepted into the BS/MPH Program upon freshman matriculation do not need to formally apply via the process outlined here, but instead, they must fill out a Letter of Intent form (see button below) by December 1 of their Junior year to confirm their interest in pursuing the dual degree. Provided they earn a minimum overall 3.5 GPA in that semester and have completed a health-related co-op, they will be issued a formal letter of acceptance by the MPH Program, which must be signed and returned to the Bouve Graduate Office.**
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It typically takes two years of full-time coursework to earn the stand alone MPH. If you matriculate into the program having already begun your MPH coursework as an undergraduate, you have the ability to earn your MPH within a year if you continue as a full-time student.
If you take the five maximum allowed graduate courses as an undergraduate, you save 15 credits worth of graduate tuition. You only have to pay for 27 credits of graduate tuition to earn your MPH (non dual degree students have to pay for 42 credits). For up-to-date information regarding Northeastern University tuition per credit, please refer to the University’s tuition page.
Yes, you would just need to do your coop(s) prior to your final undergraduate year, which is when you begin taking graduate MPH coursework.
You are automatically converted to a graduate student in the semester following your undergraduate graduation. Typically, you will be awarded your BS in May and be considered a graduate student after that point in time.
No, because you are saving 15 credits worth of graduate tuition as a dual degree student, you are not eligible to receive any merit-based scholarships from the MPH Program, including the Double Husky Scholarship.
No, you can take up to five years to complete the MPH portion of your dual degree program.
No, you can change your status to a part-time student (taking one or two classes a semester). It would typically take you two years to complete the program.
You can take more than 5 MPH graduate courses while still an undergraduate. However, any number of credits over the permitted 15 credits would not count toward your undergraduate degree. Once you officially matriculate into the graduate MPH program, you would need to arrange to have those credits transferred in. Only a maximum of 9 credits can be transferred and they need to be preapproved by the MPH Program.
No, your MPH will be exactly the same as the one awarded to non dual-degree students.
If you were offered conditional acceptance into the BS/MPH Program as a freshman, but as a junior you either do not have a 3.5 GPA or did not take a health-related co-op, you can still apply to the dual degree program via the admissions process outlined above for all health sciences majors.
We welcome any questions you might have about our program. Please feel free to send general program inquiries and admissions-related questions to Dr. Shan Mohammed.
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