CSU students majoring in nutrition have the opportunity to complete their BS and Master of Public Health degree in just 5 years! Whether focusing on the systemic level or the individual level, food and nutrition are key players in the population’s health. From access to fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrition education, to youth and adult wellness and disease prevention, the foods we consume and the food systems around us significantly impact the health of individuals and communities.

MPH courses taken as an undergraduateHow MPH courses apply to BS degree
PBHL 560: Quantitative Methods in Public Health (3 cr.)RRM 310: Food Service Systems-Operations (3 cr.)
PBHL 570: Epidemiology (3 cr.)RRM 311: Food Service Systems-Prod. & Purch (3 cr.)
PBHL 516: Public Health Foundations (2 cr.)FSHN Elective
MPH Approved Elective - FSHN 661/FSHN 6610: International Nutrition (2 cr.) OR FSHN 500/FSHN 5000 Food Systems (2 cr.)FSHN 661: International Nutrition (2 cr.) OR FSHN 500 Food Systems (2 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.