Academic Programs : Dual Degree Programs

(4+1) Bachelor of Science in Public Health/Master of Public Health Programs

(4+1) Bachelor of Science in Public Health/Master of Public Health (BSPH/MPH) or Bachelor of Science in Public Health/Master of Science in Public Health (BSPH/MSPH).

The 4+1 BSPH/MPH or 4+1 BSPH/MSPH programs offers a five-year dual degree program in collaboration with the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) and the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS). Undergraduate students enrolled in the BSPH program in the SONHS who qualify academically would be eligible apply to the MPH program during their junior year. Accepted students would then be allowed to take 12 credits (600 level) of graduate public health courses during their senior year. These 600 level credits would count towards their MPH or MSPH degree. By completing summer and intersession courses, students could complete their MPH or MSPH degree in only one additional academic year. Upon graduation with the BSPH, accepted students will then matriculate into the MPH or MSPH program and complete the remaining 33 credits of graduate coursework. This 4+1 dual degree prepares students for expanded career opportunities in science, government, academics, and industry.


Applicants must be enrolled in the BSPH program with the SONHS and apply separately into the 4+1 BSPH/MPH (or 4+1 BSPH/MSPH). Applicants must be in good academic standing as defined by the School of Nursing at the time of submission. Acceptance into the BSPH program does not in any way indicate or guarantee acceptance to the MPH or MSPH degree program. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) admissions requirement is waived for the BSPH students. For more information, please visit the University of Miami’s SONHS website here.

Average Program Duration: 5 years (4 years BSPH undergraduate + 1 year MPH or MSPH graduate).

Number of required credits: 45

The Curriculum

The total requirements for the BSPH/MPH or BSPH/MSPH programs are 45 credits. These requirements include 12 graduate credits taken during the senior year of the BSPH degree and 33 graduate credits (MPH or MSPH degree). Students must be enrolled in winter and intersession semesters during the graduate programs in order to complete the degree in one year.

Click here for a sample program plan of the BSPH/MPH or BSPH/MSPH programs.