CSU students majoring in human development and family studies have the opportunity to complete their BS and Master of Public Health degree in just 5 years! Human development, whether among youth or seniors, plays an important role in the health of individuals and populations. From access to prenatal services and nutrition in infants and youth to healthy aging systems and policies, a degree in public health can set you up to make a difference in the way we live.

MPH courses taken as a BS studentHow MPH courses apply to BS degree
PBHL 560: Quantitative Methods in Public Health (3 cr.)Elective or concentration course (3 cr.)
PBHL 570: Epidemiology (3 cr.)Elective or concentration course (3 cr.)
PBHL 516: Public Health Foundations (2 cr.)Elective (2 cr.)
Approved MPH Elective (3 cr.)Elective or concentration course (3 cr.)


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.


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.


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.