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Earn two degrees in five years

KINES has an integrated program that allows qualified undergraduate students to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in five calendar years of full time academic study. The MPH degree is offered through the College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Science.

Integrated undergraduate/graduate BS/MPH

Penn State College of Health and Human Development and the Penn State College of Medicine’s Dept. of Public Health Sciences are offering an accelerated degree for undergraduates at University Park enrolled in Kinesiology Movement Science Option (KINES) undergraduate degree programs. KINES students can earn both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree as part of this new IUG.

Those enrolled in the program have four years to complete their undergraduate coursework at University Park, then complete their MPH degree in Hershey. Students interested in the accelerated program must have a GPA of 3.25 or above. The MPH degree requires 42 credits, of which 12 can be double counted. KINES students take some graduate-level courses during their senior year of their undergraduate degree.

Requirements for Application to the Program:

GPA 

  •  Cumulative GPA: 3.3 or greater
  •  GPA in KINES major courses: 3.0 or greater

Coursework

  • Enrollment in the B.S. in Kinesiology degree program
  • Completion of the following courses: BIOL 110, CHEM 110, KINES 100, KINES 101
  • Enrollment or completion of the following courses: 3 of the following 6 courses - KINES 321, KINES 341, KINES 345, KINES 350, KINES 360, KINES 384, and STAT 200, STAT 250 or SCM 200

Apply Online

Students apply to the accelerated program during their junior year through the Penn State Graduate School. Enrollment is limited and highly competitive. Applications must be submitted by January 15.

Questions?

Your opportunity to apply for the integrated BS/MPH program begins January of your junior year. Enrollment is limited and highly competitive. Interested students should schedule an appointment with Natasha Dinsmore (nvd9@psu.edu; Undergraduate Academic Adviser). Additional questions about the BS/MPH program can be directed to Dr. Melissa Bopp (mjb73@psu.edu; Undergraduate professor in charge). Questions about the MPH program can be directed to Carol LaRegina (claregina@phs.psu.edu; Associate Director of the MPH program).