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Public Health and Liberal Arts

Bachelor's Degree and Master of Public Health

Eligibility: Students should be advanced enough to complete their major as well as all general College requirements by the end of their junior year. Minimum eligibility requirements are:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 100 credits by the end of their junior year, thus enabling them to graduate in the fall term of their senior year.
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA at the time of application.

Admission Process: Students who show enough progress toward completing their undergraduate degree are eligible to apply to the graduate program in the second term of their junior year. Students must first get a recommendation letter of support to the program from:

This recommendation should be sent directly to the admissions officer at the School of Public Health. Students will complete all required admissions materials for the School of Public Health (application, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, GRE or MCAT scores) and will apply through the normal school-wide mechanism. They should also submit an election form and plan for completing the undergraduate requirements and enrolling in the initial set of required graduate courses in the first term of their senior year.

Admitted 4+1 students will matriculate into the School of Public Health at the beginning of the winter term of their senior year.

Academic Advising: Once admitted to the SPH graduate program, students will be assigned a faculty advisor from that department. However, LSA Academic Advising will retain primary responsibility for academic advising until students have completed their undergraduate degrees.

Credits: Undergraduates who have been admitted to the Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Studies Program will be given permission by the graduate program to enroll in the required graduate coursework. However, students must be registered a minimum of two terms of the master's program in the graduate career only, with no other U-M registration. No dual enrollment is required. Approved graduate credits taken in the final undergraduate term—typically the fall of their senior year—will be double counted in the graduate program upon matriculation.

Note: Students can double-count up to 15 credits from their undergraduate coursework toward their graduate coursework if the credits are 400 level or higher.

Participating departments and degree programs:

U-M School of Public Health