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Combined Degree Programs

4 + 1 Bachelors Degree/MPH Combined Degree Program

The BA/MPH and BS/MPH combined degree program is modeled after similar programs at other accredited schools of public health (e.g., Boston University, Johns Hopkins University). These programs typically recruit talented undergraduate students near the end of their sophomore year. Those students who are admitted to the combined degree program take courses at the school of public health (SPH) that can be credited toward BA or BS degree requirements, depending upon articulation agreements between the programs. Upon graduating with their BA or BS degree, students typically finish their MPH in the next year (thus, many schools call these “4+1 programs”).

MACS/MPH Combined Degree Program

A student may pursue the MA degree in Applied Communication Studies (MACS) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and the MPH degree at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) under a combined degree program which allows cross-credit for certain specified courses. The combined degree program offers a potential savings of credit hours in the total credit hours otherwise required for both degrees. A student in the combined degree program must complete all the requirements for the MA degree as specified by the UALR Department of Speech Communication, and all requirements for the MPH as specified by the COPH.

MD/MPH Combined Degree Program

The UAMS College of Medicine and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health offers a combined MD/MPH degree program that permits students to enroll concomitantly in both the College of Medicine and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and complete all requirements for both degrees in a four year period of time.

JD/MPH Combined Degree Program

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Bowen School of Law and the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, both located in Little Rock, Arkansas, have joined to offer an accelerated, coordinated course of study in both law and public health.

The UALR Bowen School of Law and the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health recognize the interrelationship between the legal system and the delivery of health care services. A student may be a good candidate for this opportunity if she/he wants to train for a leadership role in improving the health status of the community, state, or nation. The COPH website provides additional details.

PharmD/Combined Degree Program

The UAMS College of Pharmacy and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health offers a combined PharmD/MPH degree program that permits students to enroll concomitantly in both the College of Pharmacy and the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and complete all requirements for both degrees in a four year period of time.

Master of Public Service/MPH Combined Degree Program

The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Clinton School of Public Service offers a combined MPH/MPS degree program that permits students to enroll concomitantly in both the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the Clinton School of Public Service.

The concurrent program offers a potential savings of credit hours in the total number of credit hours otherwise required for both degrees. A student in the concurrent program must complete all the requirements for the MPH degree as specified by the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, and all requirements for the MPS degree as specified by the Clinton School of Public Service. The COPH website provides additional details.