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3+2 Bachelor and Master's Dual Degree Programs

About the 3+2 Programs

The School of Public Health offers three dual programs which allows students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in either Public Health, Interdisciplinary Engineering or Industrial Engineering and a Master of Public Health within five years. Follow the links to the left to learn more about the specific 3+2 programs.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health & Master of Public Health

This program will enable students to complete the requirements for both a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Masters of Public Health within five years. Students will receive both degree's upon completion of the program to then become competitive in the workforce or for health profession programs.

Students can apply to the following MPH concentration areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational Health
  • Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences
  • Health Policy and Management


Dates and Deadlines

Students apply in the fall/spring of their junior year, and the combined program begins fall of their senior year.

Application deadlines
Entering Semester Application Deadline Mandatory Orientations First Class Day**
Fall 2021

Feb. 1, 2021  (scholarship eligibility for all applicants)


May 1, 2021 (final deadline for  applicants) 


New Students

August 25-26, 2021 

International Students* 

August 24, 2021 

Online course opens

August 22, 2021

Face-to-Face course begins

 August 30, 2021

*All new international students must attend a mandatory orientation. More information will be shared via email.
**All incoming MPH program students will be operating on an academic calendar different from other School of Public Health students. 


To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
  • be a current student in the BSPH program at Texas A&M University
  • be on track to complete all of the required courses listed on the BSPH degree plan through the junior (3rd year)
    • PHLT 302 Foundations of Public Health
    • PHLT 303 Social Context of Public Health
    • PHLT 304 Biological Bases of Public Health
    • PHLT 310 Public Health Writing
    • PHLT 313 Public Health Systems
    • PHLT 314 Data Management & Assessment I
    • PHLT 305 Epidemiology
    • PHLT 309 Population Health Promotion
    • PHLT 311 Narrative Approach to Public Health
    • PHLT 330 The Environment and Public Health
    • PHLT 412 Health Policy and Advocacy
    • PHLT 315 Data Management & Assessment II
  • have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5
  • complete the Certification for 3+2 Eligibility Form with the BSPH undergraduate advising office  


As a freshman/sophomore student, you will want to discuss your interest in the 3+2 program with your academic advisor to ensure you meet all eligibility requirements (i.e., required courses and GPA minimum) by the time you apply.

During your junior year,

  1. First, submit and receive an approved Certification for 3+2 Eligibility Form from the Public Health Studies Office (Dr. Don Curtis), then
  2. Complete the application requirements below by the posted deadlines. 

Application Requirements

Once the Certification for 3+2 Eligibility Form is approved, then you must submit the following documentation with your SOPHAS Express application by the posted deadline to be considered complete. 

  • SOPHAS Express application and fee
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement)
  • Current Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional references)
  • Approved Certification for 3+2 Eligibility Form

Cost of Attendance

For cost of attendance including estimated cost of tuition and fees, books & supplies, housing, etc., please visit the Texas A&M Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Engineering and Master of Public Health in Occupational Safety

The College of Engineering and School of Public Health offer a combination degree program leading to the BS in Interdisciplinary Engineering (ITDE) and Master of Public Health (MPH) in Occupational Safety and Health degrees. This program is structured to allow students to complete it in five academic years, reducing the typical time to completion for sequential degrees by one year.

This combined degree program will educate students in biomedical technology and public health aspects of occupational environments. It utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to integrate relevant aspects of human health monitoring, ergonomics and workplace design, and public education and intervention for the purpose of creating healthier and safer working environments. This program has developed from university interdisciplinary research initiatives that are addressing the grand challenge of overcoming the human and economic burden of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions in underserved communities.

Students who enroll in the combined program complete their first three academic years in the College of Engineering.  Upon the conclusion of the spring semester of the third year, students begin concurrent coursework in the School of Public Health and College of Engineering for the fourth and fifth academic years. Students must complete all curriculum requirements and all additional graduation requirements published in the applicable undergraduate and graduate catalogs for the BS-ITDE degree and the MPH degree.

Students interested in this combined program are strongly advised to meet with an academic advisor in the BS in Interdisciplinary Engineering program as early as possible to understand issues related to admission to both the BS and MPH programs, course scheduling, minimum academic performance standards, and others. Admission to the BS degree program does not guarantee admission to the MPH portion, and students must apply to the School of Public Health in the third academic year in order to begin public health studies in the fourth academic year.

Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering and Master of Public Health in Occupational Safety

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP), has a goal of addressing the grand challenge of overcoming the human and economic burden of diabetes and heart disease in underserved communities. The proposed combined program, BS in Industrial Engineering and MPH in Occupational Safety & Health, helps satisfy the need for engineers with formal education in health to bolster the quality of life to the public in underserved areas. In particular, our engineers will be immersed in the practical health related issues prevalent in these areas and help engineer technologies that can overcome the barriers usually faced by point-of-care devices. A second goal of the PATHS-UP program is to recruit and educate a diverse group of scientists and engineers who will lead the future in developing enabling technologies to improve health in underserved communities. This combined program is targeted at accomplishing this second goal, thus enabling the first.


Degree Requirements: