Accelerated Franklin College BS/MPH

Accelerated Program to the MPH Degree

Offered by Franklin College and the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

High performing undergraduate students can obtain an intensive interdisciplinary education that leads to meaningful careers improving the health of individuals and communities. Through this innovative program, students can receive two degrees in less time and at a lower cost than they would by pursuing the degrees separately, without dilution of the content of either program. 

Program Requirements

Upon successful completion of year three at Franklin College, students admitted to the MPH program will become IUPUI students in year four and will continue with their coursework at IUPUI for completion of the MPH degree. The 15 credits of MPH core courses taken in the first year of the MPH Program that will fulfill the final 15 credit hours required for the bachelor’s degree from Franklin College are: 

  • PBHL S500: Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credit hours)
  • PBHL H501: US Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 credit hours)
  • PBHL E517: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credit hours)
  • PBHL A519: Environmental Science in Public Health (3 credit hours)
  • PBHL B551: Biostatistics for Public Health (3 credit hours)

 The baccalaureate degree requires 120 hours and the MPH degree requires 45 hours, for a total of 165 hours for the two independent programs. This accelerated program will replace the undergraduate elective credit hours with introductory MPH courses from the MPH program. The graduate level substitutions occur in the seventh and eighth semesters of the student’s baccalaureate program, with the option to begin in the summer immediately prior to the 7th semester. The graduate level MPH courses satisfy all the degree requirements for the baccalaureate degrees. The accelerated program is constructed to exploit an overlap economy, thereby reducing the number of required credit hours to 150 for those students admitted to the Accelerated Progression to the MPH Program.  

For More Information

Students who are interested in this degree are encouraged to contact the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Office of Student Services at (317) 274-2000 to speak with one of our friendly, helpful admissions advisors. We’re happy to answer questions or schedule a visit to the school.