What will I learn?

Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow especially strong and motivated students to complete both degrees on an accelerated timeline by sharing a pre-determined limited number of credits between the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The 3+2 combined program maintains the rigor and value of both the undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from the College of Science and Health and the Master of Public Health program from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, giving students exceptional education and training at the undergraduate and graduate level. The advantage of this program is that students can earn their BS in Health Sciences and their MPH in as few as five years. There is also a Universal Pathway to the MPH as an option for students who are not eligible for the 3+2 combined degree program, and more information about that pathway can be found on the Master of Public Health site.

Interested students may apply to the BS in Health Sciences + Master of Public Health 3+2 combined degree program during their junior year at DePaul. Eligible students must be declared Health Sciences majors in the Public Health Sciences concentration with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Application to the MPH program is competitive and includes several personal statement essays and a current CV. The GRE requirement will be waived for application to this program. Students are responsible for planning their remaining quarters at DePaul to confirm that they can complete all degree requirements.

In year four, accepted students take undergraduate courses toward the BS, graduate courses towards the MPH, and graduate courses that will count towards both degrees. The students will be awarded the BS in Health Sciences when all requirements have been met, by the end of year 4 at the latest. The fifth year will consist solely of courses for the MPH.

Because this program requires careful planning of courses, students in their sophomore year are encouraged to work with the Health Sciences academic advisor and a faculty advisor from the MPH program. While students are enrolled as undergraduates in the College of Science and Health, they must apply for undergraduate degree conferral in anticipation of completing the BS in Health Sciences. Once students are matriculated as graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences they will be responsible for applying for degree conferral in anticipation of completing the Master of Public Health.

In the event that they are not accepted to the program, applicants would take the remaining coursework for the BS in Health Sciences and would be encouraged to apply for traditional entry into the MPH.

The MPH curriculum will be completed in its entirety and is unaltered by this program. Unique to this combined degree program, a maximum of 5 courses/20 quarter hours may be applied toward both the BS in Health Sciences and the Master of Public Health courses below will apply toward both degrees. All other graduate coursework counts solely towards the MPH.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$40,551.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 September 2020

Venue

Lincoln Park Campus

2400 N. Sheffield Avenue,

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60614, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are considered an international freshman applicant if you have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school).

For international students

You are considered an international freshman applicant if you have been educated outside of the U.S. at any time during secondary school (high school).

English Proficiency

TOEFL: 80 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17; IELTS Academic​: 6.5 on the IELTS Academic; PTE Academic: minimum English academic score of 53.

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About this uni

92 percent of DePaul undergraduate students enter into professional employment or continue their studies within sixth months of graduating.

  • Two campuses in Chicago, Illinois
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
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