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Public health students, on the Option III: Advance Program track, at the University of Texas at Austin have the option of earning a graduate Certificate in Public Health and applying those credits towards an Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the School of Public Health at the UT Health Science Center School of Public Health (UTSPH) Accelerated Master's Advanced Program, formerly known as the 4+1 program.

Students accepted to the program will take undergraduate courses and graduate courses at the UTSPH Austin Regional Campus simultaneously in their senior year at UT Austin. After graduating from UT Austin and completing the graduate Certificate in Public Health, students have the option to earn their MPH at any UT School of Public Health campus. Students must graduate with their undergraduate BS degree in order to continue with the MPH program. An MPH usually takes 2 full years to complete.

Successful participants of the Public Health Accelerated Masters Program were able to articulate their passion for public health, and had excellent time management skills. 

How to Apply

The Accelerated Masters Program applications open on March 1st and close on April 1st at 5pm annually.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a current BS Public Health undergraduate student in their junior year.
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 UT GPA by the end of Spring 2022 semester. 
  3. Ability to successfully complete 2 – 3 graduate courses per semester beginning in the senior fall semester (prior to graduating the following May).
  4. Be able to enroll in 18 hours or less at UT Austin in the 2022-2023 academic year.*
    • This can include taking  9 hours in the fall and 9 hours in the spring.
    • If students take classes during the summer, students will need to ensure that they do not exceed 18 hours during the academic year.
  5. Plan to graduate in May 2023.

 *Please note as you are planning your undergraduate classes: students in the Accelerated Master's program are not required to complete the Concentration/Specialization requirement.

If you are unsure about your degree requirements, contact your academic advisor.

To have your application considered for the 2022-2023 school year, complete the application here by 5pm on April 1st.

Information Sessions:

Information sessions are held during both Fall and Spring semesters.

The Spring 2022 information session was recorded, which you can access on Box here.

 

Questions? Please contact:

Human Ecology Advising Center, GEA 37 
headvising@austin.utexas.edu 
512-471-7219