This program offers qualified students from the undergraduate Claremont Colleges the special opportunity to work simultaneously toward their undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Students apply to the MPH program in their junior year, take graduate units in their senior year, and complete the MPH degree after earning their bachelors degree. Applicants must obtain approval of their undergraduate advisor and the MPH program director, and are admitted under provisional status until the undergraduate degree is earned. Up to a maximum of 16 units may be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degrees, depending on undergraduate major. The units accepted for both degrees must be equivalent to a B or better.
The accelerated Bachelors/Masters of Public Health program offers significant benefits in obtaining a graduate degree. A graduate degree in public health can open many doors and enhance professional options.
Earn an MPH degree in half the time
Up to 16 units may be applied to both degrees
Save time and money
Gain a competitive edge in the marketplace and increase earning potential
Junior Year (Fall Semester) Speak to both the undergraduate faculty advisor and the MPH program director to ensure that all undergraduate degree requirements can be met.
Junior Year (By May 15th)
Complete and submit an application to the CGU Admissions Office.
Junior Year (Summer)
Receive notification of an admission decision from CGU. Search online for CGU courses to take, obtain undergraduate advisor and instructor permission and register at the undergraduate campus in the same manner as undergraduate courses.
Senior Year (Fall Semester)
Begin taking courses at CGU.
Senior Year (Early February)
CGU Financial Aid applications are due. Meet with a financial aid counselor and speak with the academic department to explore all funding options.
Following Graduation (Summer or Fall Semester)
Begin full-time enrollment at CGU.
Submit an application through the SOPHAS portal. SOPHAS is a service of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health which represents CEPH accredited programs. No additional application is required.
Official in-progress transcripts
Official GRE scores (can be submitted prior to enrollment of program)
Two letters of recommendation (including at least one from current academic faculty)
Statement of purpose
Official notification of admission to the Master of Public Health program from the CGU Office of Admission and Records will be sent. If offered admission, a decision card must be completed and returned, to confirm acceptance to the program.
The admissions office at CGU is ready to answer questions, provide a campus tour, or schedule a meeting with the academic department. Contact the Director of Recruitment at 909-607-3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.