This 129-credit accelerated shared credit program allows students to complete both the undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Science and the graduate degree of Master of Public Health (MPH) coursework in five years, rather than the typical six years. Students apply to the MPH program in their third (junior) year. Students in the 3 + 2 BS and MPH program receive each degrees upon completing requirements.
Application Requirements for the MPH phase
3 + 2 B.S. HS and MPH Acceptance Criteria
1) Guaranteed Acceptance
ALL of the following criteria must be met for acceptance:
Meet with a health science advisor
Apply in the junior year
Complete at least 24 liberal arts and science credits at LIU
Complete all required health science core courses (as shown on the 3+2 course sequence sheet under Year 3) are taken at LIU
Achieve within the same trial of a Graduate Record Examination Revised (GRE) Test, a composite score of 308 or higher and 150 or above in verbal reasoning, 150 or above in quantitative reasoning, and 4.0 or above in analytical writing
Achieve an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.8 or higher and a health science major GPA of 3.0
Submit two references completed by individuals who can comment on your academic background, your volunteer and/or community service experience, and your potential as a public health professional
Submit current resume including paid/volunteer work/community service
2) Competitive Acceptance
Students in the 3+2 track who do not meet all of the requirements for acceptance may apply to the MPH program as a "Competitive Acceptance" applicant for review as a "non-guaranteed acceptance" candidate/applicant.
Ancillary Course Requirements:
Must complete one of following (4 credits):
BIO 2 General Biology (4 credits)
BIO 4 Life: Its Origin, Maintenance and Future (4 credits)
CHM 1 Chemistry for Health Science I (4 credits)
CHM 3 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
Must complete all the following Biology courses (8 credits):
BIO 137 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
BIO 138 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
Choose one of the following Mathematics courses (3 credits):
MTH 100 Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
PSY 150 Statistics in Psychology (3 credits)
Complete 10 additional liberal arts and science credits to reach the 60 credits needed for the bachelor of science degree.
All courses listed below must be completed. Students must earn grades of C and higher in all major courses.
HS 300 Introduction to Health Professions (3 credits)
HS 325 Current Issues in Urban Health (3 credits)
HS 340 Nutrition and Wellness (3 credits)
HS 355 Diversity and Health Disparities (3 credits)
HS 410 Healthcare Organizations and Delivery (3 credits)
HS 430 Research in the Health Professions (3 credits)
HS 460 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Care (3 credits)
HS 471 Health Program Planning (3 credits)
HS 490 Practicum (3 credits)
The following are the course requirements for the Master of Public Health plan. A minimum of 42 graduate credits are required (see below).
Must Complete All Graduate Courses Below:
MPH 600 Foundations of Public Health and Health Services Management (3 credits)
MPH 610 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
MPH 615 Principles of Applied Biostatistics (3 credits)
MPH 620 Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 credits)
MPH 625 Environmental Health Issues in Public Health (3 credits)
MPH 735 Research and Evaluation Methods (3 credits)
MPH 740 Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (3 credits)
MPH 745 Organizing and Educating for Health (3 credits)
MPH 750 Public Health Policy, Advocacy and Leadership (3 credits)
MPH 755 Health Communications Issues and Strategies (3 credits)
MPH 798 Public Health Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
MPH 799 Public Health Field Practicum (3 credits)
Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Total Credits: 129
Minimum Liberal Arts and Sciences Credits: 60
Minimum Major Credits Undergraduate: 27
Minimum Major Credits Graduate: 42
Minimum Credits of Courses . 100 Level: 48
Ancillary Course Requirements: See Above
Minimum Major GPA: 3.0
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.8
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