Accelerated Graduate Program

Health Systems and Policy

Application Deadline
February 1

For more information contact:
David Cortez, MEd, Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions


Start graduate studies now!

If you are a current OSU HMP undergraduate student, you can apply to the accelerated graduate program now to start taking graduate classes and apply those credits (maximum of 12) to your current undergraduate degree, as well as the MPH in Health Systems and Policy.



You are eligible to apply for the Accelerated Graduate Program if you are working toward a BS in Public Health with the Health Management and Policy option and you have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better.


How does it work?

Eligible undergraduate students apply in their junior year (deadline is February 1). Up to twelve graduate credits can be taken during senior year and will count towards the bachelor’s degree and the MPH in Health Systems and Policy graduate program. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, AMP students are enrolled in the MPH in Health Systems and Policy the following fall (no SOPHAS application or additional materials required).

"The accelerated MPH has been an amazing experience. It not only allowed me to graduate with my MPH one year after I completed my undergraduate degree, but I was also exposed to graduate-level courses as a senior. Having the opportunity to be in class with graduate students pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to think more critically about the material we were learning."

Aimee Miller, MPH ’19


We have identified several courses that could be used to satisfy requirements for both the BS Public Health (Health Management and Policy option) and the MPH (Health Systems and Policy option) below.

Available courses that count towards both BS and MPH Degrees

BS Public Health Requirement

MPH Requirement


How to apply


Items needed to apply

  • Program of Study (plan of which graduate courses you intend to take, and when)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose/Objectives
  • Résumé


Faculty reviewing applications will be looking for strong grades, strong recommendations (including a mix of faculty and work or CATALYST, but not from family or friends or high school), clearly stated goals for graduate study, good quality writing in the statement, and demonstrated extracurricular/volunteer/work activities that demonstrate a commitment to Health Systems and Policy.