The Dual Degree Agreement between UH and UTSPH offers outstanding students the benefit of pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Health at UH and beginning their graduate studies toward a MPH at UTSPH during their senior year completing both degrees in a five-year period of study. The Agreement imposes certain additional requirements on participating students while at UH. Students will require advising concerning this BSH/MPH Dual Degree Program, faculty mentoring on their course of studies for the UH B.S., and need to be evaluated periodically for on-going program eligibility. The College of Education, Educational Psychology, Health Program staff members are ideally suited to help these students be successful.
Students must meet the following requirements for participation in the BSH/MPH Dual Degree Program:
1) Interested UH students will complete at least 120 credit hours towards a UH Bachelor of Science in Health with a Public Health Specialization and meet the requirements for the BSH with a Public Health Specialization at the College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology. Students must complete 45 credit hours at the UTSPH. Of those 45 credit hours, up to 21 credit hours of UTSPH courses taken during the student’s four years of study at the University of Houston will be counted toward meeting the requirements for the BSH/MPH dual degree. A total of 145-146 credit hours are required to complete the BSH/MPH dual degree program.
2) Students admitted to the UH BSH program must complete four semesters of the BSH degree program and obtain an overall UH 3.5 cumulative GPA or greater to be eligible to apply to the dual degree program. This requirement will be confirmed after the fourth semester or 63 credit hours.
Starting with the review for eligibility after 63 hours and continuing so long as eligibility is maintained, participants in the program Will have priority registration privileges.
3) Students who are not eligible at any point for the Dual Degree Program for failure to maintain GPA requirements may continue and complete a UH Bachelor’s Degree in Health .
4) Based on continuing eligibility and successful admission to UTSPH under this Program, up to 21 credit hours approved coursework from their UH Bachelor’s degree in Health with a Public Health Specialization can apply to the awarding of their UTSPH MPH.
5) After the fourth semester or 63 credit hours, eligible students will be advised to take the designated Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and to apply for admission to UTSPH MPH as a dual-degree applicant.