This program offers qualified students from the undergraduate Claremont Colleges the special opportunity to work simultaneously toward their undergraduate degree and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Students apply to the MPH program in their junior year, take graduate units in their senior year, and complete the MPH degree after earning their bachelors degree. Applicants must obtain approval of their undergraduate advisor and the MPH program director, and are admitted under provisional status until the undergraduate degree is earned. Up to a maximum of 16 units may be applied to both undergraduate and graduate degrees, depending on undergraduate major. The units accepted for both degrees must be equivalent to a B or better.
The accelerated Bachelors/Masters of Public Health program offers significant benefits in obtaining a graduate degree. A graduate degree in public health can open many doors and enhance professional options.
- Earn an MPH degree in half the time
- Up to 16 units may be applied to both degrees
- Save time and money
- Gain a competitive edge in the marketplace and increase earning potential
Junior Year (Fall Semester)
Junior Year (By May 15th)
Speak to both the undergraduate faculty advisor and the MPH program director to ensure that all undergraduate degree requirements can be met.
Complete and submit an application to the CGU Admissions Office.
Junior Year (Summer)
Receive notification of an admission decision from CGU. Search online for CGU courses to take, obtain undergraduate advisor and instructor permission and register at the undergraduate campus in the same manner as undergraduate courses.
Senior Year (Fall Semester)
Begin taking courses at CGU.
Senior Year (Early February)
CGU Financial Aid applications are due. Meet with a financial aid counselor and speak with the academic department to explore all funding options.
Following Graduation (Summer or Fall Semester)
Begin full-time enrollment at CGU.
- State on the application that you are applying to CGU for the semester that follows your graduation.
- On the application circle your undergraduate campus which indicates interest in the Accelerated Program.
- The application fee is waived due to current student status within the Claremont Consortium.
- Provide the following documents with the application:
- Official in-progress transcripts
- Official GRE scores (can be submitted prior to enrollment of program)
- Two letters of recommendation (including at least one from current academic faculty)
- Statement of purpose
- Students should submit applications to the CGU Office of Admission and Records, located in Harper East, on Tenth Street between Dartmouth and College.
- Official notification of admission to the Master of Public Health program from the CGU Office of Admission and Records will be sent. If offered admission, a decision card must be completed and returned, to confirm acceptance to the program.
The admission office at CGU is ready to answer questions, provide a campus tour, or schedule a meeting with the academic department. Contact the Director of Recruitment at 909-607-3689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For MPH admissions information, please contact: Maggie Hawkins at 909.607.7292 or email@example.com
For program requirements, please contact:
Darleen Peterson at 909.627.6729 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Financial Aid information, contact email@example.com.