College of Nursing and College of Health Professionals students attend clinicals


Valpo’s public health program provides students with a unique opportunity to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Public Health and the Master of Public Health degrees in five years. Students in the BSPH program who are eligible for admission to the BSPH to MPH, 4+1 option will be invited to enroll in graduate level public health courses in their senior year if they have a 3.0 GPA, have earned grades of a C or better in science courses and courses required for the public health major, and have completed the program of study through the junior year. Students who are admitted into the BSPH to MPH, 4+1 program during their senior year will be admitted directly into the MPH upon graduation from the BSPH assuming they continue to meet the progression requirements.

Curricular Outline of the BSPH to MPH, 4 +1 Senior Year Option

Fall, Senior Year Credits
Public Health 460 Health Advocacy 3
Public Health 503 Biostatistics 3
Public Health 521 Environmental Health for a Sustainable Future 3
Public Health 590 Biological Basis of Disease 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 15
Spring, Senior Year Credits
Public Health 470 Public Health Practicum 3
Public Health 480 Public Health Capstone 3
Public Health 513 Social, Behavioral, and Cultural Factors in Health 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 15