Linked BSPH to MPH Program
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. Up to 12 credit hours will count toward both the bachelor's degree and the MPH.
When you graduate with your online public health bachelor's degree, you will continue seamlessly into the MPH to complete the remaining courses for the master's degree. You'll choose one of two concentrations available in our online MPH: Health Behavior & Health Promotion, or Global Environmental Health.
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.
- 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 success coach that you're interested in the linked Bachelor's to MPH program. They'll help you plan your undergraduate course of study to incorporate MPH courses.
- You can apply to the MPH program after earning 60 credit hours and before you complete 105 credit hours.