Thinking about a Master of Public Health?
Get a head start with ODU's linked public health Bachelor's to MPH program.
Well-qualified ODU undergraduate students can take up to 19 credit hours of MPH-level courses while finishing the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH). Up to 12 of those credit hours (about four courses) can be applied toward both the bachelor's degree and the MPH program.
With this option, you would graduate from our online public health bachelor's degree program and continue seamlessly into our online Master of Public Health to complete the remaining courses for the master's degree.
With an intensive plan of full-time study, you may be able to complete the MPH in as little as one year after earning your bachelor's degree. The MPH requires 43 credit hours total, including a practicum.
- Complete general education requirements by the end of your junior year.
- Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (or higher) at the time you apply to the MPH.
What Should I Do First?
- As early as possible, tell your advisor or Student Success Director that you're interested in the Linked BSPH to MPH program. They'll help you plan your undergraduate course of study to take full advantage of courses that would apply to both degrees.
- You can apply to the MPH program after earning at least 60 credit hours and before you complete 105 credit hours. You will complete the full graduate application, including letters of recommendation and any other items required by the MPH program.