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3+2 Bachelor and Master's Dual Degree 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-Epidemiology within five years. Students apply in the spring of their junior year, and the combined program begins fall of their senior year. Students must have a minimum 3.5 overall Texas A&M GPA on a minimum of 30 Texas A&M credit hours at the time of application. They will receive both degree's upon completion of the program to then become competitive in the workforce or for health profession programs.

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.

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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.


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