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Earn two degrees in five years

HPA has several integrated programs that allow qualified undergraduate students to earn their bachelor's degree in Health Policy and Administration as well as a: 

  • Master of Health Administration (MHA) -or-
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree -or-
  • Master of Public Policy
     

Eligible students can ear both their bachelor's degree in health policy and administration and master's degree in just five years of full-time academic study.

Integrated undergraduate/graduate BS/MHA icon-olus-circle

As an Integrated BS/MHA student, you’ll be able to earn both degrees in five years by combining Bachelor- and Master-level classes in your fourth and fifth years of study.

In this unique multidisciplinary program, you’ll get instruction from outstanding faculty with excellent academic training and industry experience; curriculum that combines rigorous academic experiences and extensive opportunities for engaged, practical training; and supportive advising and mentoring. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to tackle the most pressing issues in any health care environment.

Students interested in the accelerated program must have successfully completed 60 credits and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above.

Questions?

Students apply to the IUG program during their junior year through the Penn State Graduate School. Your opportunity to apply for the integrated BS/MHA program begins January of your junior year. Enrollment is limited and highly competitive. Interested students should schedule an appointment with the HPA Undergraduate Academic Adviser.

Email Caroline Condon-Lewis, cxc29@psu.edu

Integrated undergraduate/graduate BS/MPH icon-olus-circle

Penn State College of Health and Human Development and the Penn State College of Medicine’s Dept. of Public Health Sciences are offering an accelerated degree for undergraduates at University Park enrolled in Health Policy and Administration (HPA) undergraduate degree programs. HPA a students can earn both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree as part of this new IUG.

Those enrolled in the program have four years to complete their undergraduate coursework at University Park, then complete their MPH degree in Hershey. Students interested in the accelerated program must have a GPA of 3.25 or above. The MPH degree requires 42 credits, of which 12 can be double counted. HPA students take some graduate-level courses during their senior year of their undergraduate degree.

Apply Online

Students apply to the accelerated program during their junior year through the Penn State Graduate School (not SOPHAS). Applications must be submitted by January 15.

Questions?

Students apply to the IUG program during their junior year through the Penn State Graduate School. Your opportunity to apply for the integrated BS/MPH program begins January of your junior year. Enrollment is limited and highly competitive. Interested students should schedule an appointment with the HPA Undergraduate Academic Adviser.

Email Caroline Condon-Lewis, cxc29@psu.edu