CSU students majoring in biological science have the opportunity to complete their BS and Master of Public Health degree in just 5 years! From disease to injury, biology is at the core of human health. Whether tracking infectious diseases, advocating for systems that prevent chronic diseases, or mapping geographic disease burden, you have an opportunity to significantly impact the health of individuals and communities.

MPH courses taken as a BS studentHow MPH courses apply to BS degree
PBHL 560: Quantitative Methods in Public Health (3 cr.)Pre-health Biology selected course in approved field or content area of study (3 cr.)
PBHL 570: Epidemiology (3 cr.)Pre-health Biology selected course in approved field or content area of study (3 cr.)
PBHL 516: Public Health Foundations (2 cr.)Pre-health Biology selected course in approved field or content area of study (2 cr.)
Approved MPH Elective (3 cr.)Elective (3 cr.)

Eligibility

Students will apply in their sophomore or junior year, when they have at least one full academic year left before they will graduate. Eligible students should also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30.

Application

There is one application cycle per year with a January 15 application submission due date. Students apply online to the Colorado School of Public Health through a system called SOPHAS. You will need to select your CSU MPH concentration of interest at the time that you apply, but this can be changed later as you get closer to finishing your BS degree and enter the MPH program. You can read about the different concentrations on our website.

Questions?

If you are interested in learning more about the BS/MPH program you can email Kendra Bigsby, Assistant Director, at kendra.bigsby@colostate.edu. She can address any questions that you have or you can arrange a time to meet with her. You can also check our BS/MPH program web page for information session dates and register to attend an upcoming session.