Earn Two Degrees With Up to 17 Fewer Credits

The joint Bachelor of Science/Master of Public Health (BS/MPH) programs are designed for undergraduate College of Health Sciences students who have an early interest in pursuing a MPH degree. 

Qualified undergraduate students in five different programs can complete the MPH with up to 17 fewer credits than if it were pursued separately. The joint programs are open to students in the following undergraduate majors – Health Care Management, Health Sciences, Public Health, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy.

An additional benefit for undergraduate students is that they will be completing graduate courses at the undergraduate tuition rate while they are enrolled in the joint program.

The degrees are independent; each is awarded when completed, with specific courses accepted for the MPH degree after the bachelor degree is awarded. The joint program courses are offered in a variety of delivery formats including face-to-face, evenings, mixed-mode, and online. Admission and course requirements of each joint undergraduate/graduate program are at the bottom of this page.

Why Earn Your Joint BS/MPH Degrees at UM-Flint?

Two Concentrations Available
The University of Michigan-Flint’s Master of Public Health program has two concentration options (depending upon the BS degree you are pursuing):

  • Health Administration
  • Health Education

Real-Life Rigor on Your Resume
To help students build practical skills that can be applied to their careers, UM-Flint’s Master of Public Health program provides ample opportunities for students to gain real-world experiences.

You can have at least three resume-worthy experiences in the community through an internship and a capstone where you develop health-related projects to be used by agencies to accomplish their mission.

Along with guidance from our experienced faculty, these real-world projects allow you to acquire the skills needed to address current public health challenges and prepare for a career as a public health professional.

Flexible MPH Program With 100% Online Option
You can start working toward the Master of Public Health while an undergraduate student. Designed to accommodate diverse student needs, the MPH program at UM-Flint can be completed 100% online if you choose and on a part-time or a full-time basis. Some classes can be completed online asynchronously and others using Hyperflex technology, which allows students to choose from week to week to attend in-person or online synchronously.

U-M Research Resource
UM-Flint’s MPH students have the opportunity to be involved in meaningful public health research projects. As a part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system, UM-Flint also enables students to tap into additional resources at the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses.

Degrees that Get Results
Graduates of the MPH program possess the knowledge and skills necessary to develop broad-based, collaborative strategies for creating successful resolutions to public health challenges. 91% of graduates responding to the alumni survey indicated they are employed within one year from graduation.


The Public Health Programs at the University of Michigan-Flint received accreditation from the Board of Councilors of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in June 2021.

The five-year span is the maximum term the programs could have achieved for a first-time applicant. The accreditation term extends until July 1, 2026. Our initial accreditation status is recorded as November 2018.

The final self-study and reviewer’s report are available by request at [email protected].

Joint BS/MPH Program Academic Advising

At UM-Flint, we proudly provide dedicated advisors to help students navigate their unique educational journeys. For academic advising, please contact your program/department of interest as listed here.

Get Started Today to Earn Two Degrees with Up to 17 Fewer Credits

UM-Flint’s Joint BS/MPH program allows you to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in Public Health with fewer credits. Start your application today, or request information to learn more about the Joint BS/MPH program.