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A new agreement will allow students to simultaneously work towards both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree.
ALBANY, N.Y. (December 18, 2017) – A new agreement between the University at Albany and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) will allow students to simultaneously work towards both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health degree, creating a more efficient academic experience — specifically less cost and less time — for students to earn two degrees.
Under the partnership, students studying for a Bachelor’s degree at ACPHS will be able to apply, and if accepted, seamlessly matriculate into UAlbany’s Master of Public Health program after three years, before they have fulfilled all of their undergraduate requirements. As the students begin work towards a Master in Public Health at UAlbany in their fourth year of study, they will accrue credits that can then transfer back to ACPHS for fulfillment of their BS degree requirements. The same credits will count toward their master’s degree.
The agreement will speed up the process for students looking to earn both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Public Health, allowing them to earn in five years the two degrees that typically together take six.
This program and the allowance of a student’s graduate credits counting back towards a full year of undergraduate credits at another institution is the first-of-its-kind for UAlbany, says Laura Schweitzer, Vice President for Health Sciences and Interim Dean of Public Health at UAlbany.
“We are particularly enthusiastic about this partnership and program because of the high caliber of students at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,” said Schweitzer. “These students are exceptionally prepared to come to the University at Albany and their readiness to start graduate school is apparent,” she continued.
Students will be eligible to apply for this competitive …