An accelerated option is available for eligible Missouri State University undergraduate students. Students may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Public Health (MPH) program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfies. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours chosen from approved 600- or 700-level courses may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. This option gives exceptional undergraduate students from a variety of majors the opportunity to complete the course requirements for the MPH degree in as little as three semesters and a summer after attaining the Bachelor's degree rather than the typical four to five semesters and a summer.
Contact the Director of the MPH program for further information and guidelines. Before enrolling in a course to be counted as both undergraduate and graduate credit, an undergraduate student must be accepted into the accelerated program and receive prior approval from the graduate program director, department head of the undergraduate program and the Dean of the Graduate College.