Health Management and Policy

Accelerated Graduate Program

Application Deadline
March 1


For more information contact:
Suzanna Chase, Director of Graduate Student 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.

 

Eligibility

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 March 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).

 

Courses

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

Phil444: Biomedical Ethics (4)
H319: Introduction to Health Policy (3)
H432: Economic Issues in Health and Medical Care (3)
H434: Health Care Law and Regulation (3)

MPH Requirement

Phil544: Biomedical Ethics (4)
H530: Health Policy Analysis (3)
H532: Economic Issues in Health and Medical Care (3)
H534: Health Care Law and Regulation (3)

 

How to apply

  1. Meet with Suzanna Chase to discuss eligibility and proposed program of study and get application code
  2. Apply through the Graduate School’s Application using the code

 

Items Needed to Apply

  1. Program of Study (plan of which graduate courses you intend to take, and when)
  2. 3 Letters of Recommendation
  3. Statement of Purpose/Objectives
  4. 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.