2 Degrees in 5 Years
Accelerate your career in public health, health management or social work
Our innovative 4+1 options allow students to earn a bacheors degree in 4 years and a masters degree with just one additional year of studies. During their final year in undergrad, students take graduate level courses to finish the needed credits for both degrees.
We offer 3 options:
Mission trip opportunities
The Public Health Program is dedicated to preparing their students by encouraging students to travel and participate in immersion trips. The trips are intentional on ensuring students can gain a greater appreciation of different cultures and health care delivery systems. With a focus on low-income countries, the program challenges students to overcome their pre-conceived biases and understand they may not always have the solutions. This degree prepares students to tackle the disparities associated with the disparities in health of populations and communities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
About the Faculty
Classes are taught by the same faculty as our master's program. The faculty are nationally recognized as leaders in community engagement. Each of our faculty has active research in areas including: physical activity, maternal child health, injury prevention, community development, health communication, health literacy, health disparities and social determinants of health.
One group is currently administering a $52 million, 20-year longitudinal study on children's health - the largest ever of its kind. Another works with minority communities throughout Missouri to improve health literacy, diet and exercise. Others work internationally to promote clean water and sanitation throughout Latin America as well as reduce the effects of metal poisoning from lead smelters in Peru. Faculty are experts in the field and involved in preventing disease and promoting health out in the community.
|For more information on this option contact:|
|Kevin Syberg, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
|Beth Schwaab, MPH
Undergraduate Studies Coordinator