Accelerated MPH Program

Undergraduates interested in pursuing the Accelerated Master of Public Health (MPH) program option must be enrolled in our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in public health program.  Applicants should have a minimum of GPA of 3.25 and at least 75 credit hours completed. 

The accelerated curriculum allows students to take up to 15 graduate credit hours of the MPH core course work during their undergraduate studies. The 15 credit hours will count towards the completion of both the BA and MPH degrees.  While it is acceptable for a student to be “undecided” upon entry to the program, students select one of the following MPH concentrations available for the Accelerated MPH Program:

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion & Behavior
  • Global Public Health with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Health.

Students interested in exploring the accelerated degree option should complete the following steps in the following order:

(1)    Complete the Accelerated MPH Interest Form

(2)    Meet with your academic advisor to discuss. Contact Linda Dillman to schedule: 502-852-5559

(3)    Apply for Graduate Course Enrollment Consideration.

(4)    Wait for next steps from Tammi Thomas, undergraduate program director, to review.

Accelerated MPH Requirements


  • Current BA in Public Health student
  • Completed 75 credit hours 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25

Any student meeting the criteria, are required to submit a petition form and a letter of recommendation by February 1st. The recommendation, preferably from a UofL faculty member, must speak to your academic abilities. Students applying to the epidemiology concentration will be required to have a strong quantitative background. ACT score, math placement score, and MATH 111 or higher course will be considered. Upon receipt of the petition and the letter of recommendation, the MPH program director and a representative from the desired concentration will schedule an interview with the student.


Approval Process

Students who meet all criteria and complete the requirement checklist will be notified regarding their status via email. Please note that there will be additional graduate admission requirements pending receipt of the student’s baccalaureate degree. Program staff will work assist students with these additional steps.


Click here to view a PDF of the Accelerated MPH curriculum.
Read more about our MPH Program.
Read more about our bachelor's programs in public health.

Questions? Please contact Rachel Quick at

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