From global epidemics to health disparities to health care policy, the concerns of public health focus on improving the health of communities, locally and worldwide. If you wish to extend a strong background in one of the health sciences to a career in public health this combined undergraduate and master’s program may be ideal for you.

The program is available to sophomore students with a strong academic record, majoring in any of the Sargent College concentrations, with the exception of BS/DPT students. It takes just five years of full-time study to earn the dual degree: Bachelor of Science degree in one of the specified concentrations at BU College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College and the Master of Public Health degree in any one of the concentrations at the BU School of Public Health.

First-year students interested in the BS/MPH program must enroll in a Sargent undergraduate major by going through the usual admissions process.  Students will be eligible to apply to the BS/MPH starting in their sophomore year at Boston University.