MPH/MSPH (4+1)

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The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) and the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed a Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) to Master of Public Health (MPH) or M.S. in Public Health (MSPH) 4 + 1 program.

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in the BSHS program at SONHS who qualify academically may apply to the professional-focused MPH (administration-focused) or MSPH (research-focused) program in the Fall or Spring semester of their sophomore or junior year.
  • Accepted students are then able to take 12 credits of master’s-level public health courses in their senior year. These master’s-level credits would count toward their MPH or MSPH degree.
  • By completing 3-6 credits of MPH or MSPH coursework in the summer following completion of their BSHS degree, students could complete their MPH or MSPH degree in only one additional academic year.
  • Students accepted to the 4+1 program will continue to pay undergraduate tuition for the senior year.
  • Upon earning the BSHS degree, accepted 4+1 students will then matriculate into the MPH or MSPH program and complete the remaining 33 credits of MPH or MSPH coursework at UM graduate school tuition rates.

Applicants interested in any SONHS baccalaureate programs are encouraged to speak with a representative from the SONHS’ Office of Student Services (OSS) and/or UM’s Office of Admission. Students interested in the 4+1 program are also encouraged to contact the Department of Public Health Sciences by emailing or calling (305) 243-0291.