CSU students majoring in psychology have the opportunity to complete their BS and Master of Public Health degree in just 5 years! Our minds, how we make decisions and how we process information, are a key factor in health outcomes. Whether working to increase access to mental health services, providing education to prevent domestic violence, or developing a behavior change campaign, a degree in public health can put you on a path to 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.)STAT 301: Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 cr.)
OR STAT 307: Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr.)
PBHL 570: Epidemiology (3 cr.)Elective
PBHL 516: Public Health Foundations (2 cr.)Elective
Approved MPH Elective - PSY 515/PSCY 5150: Women’s Health (3 cr.) or PSY 517/PSCY 5170: Perspectives in Global Health (3 cr.)PSY 515: Women’s Health (3 cr.) OR PSY 517: Perspectives in Global Health (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.