Drew University Announces New Public Health Dual-Degree with Boston University School of Public Health
Drew University and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have announced a Dual-Degree partnership through the BUSPH Select Scholars program.
The BUSPH Select Scholars program provides Drew undergraduates the opportunity to explore different options available in the field of public health and to connect with Boston University mentors for academic and career advising.
Students accepted into the highly competitive graduate program at BUSPH may choose to pursue a Master of Public Health, a Master of Science in Population Health Research, or a Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics.
“We have seen the critical role public health plays in our society and are excited to join the Select Scholars program with Boston University’s School of Public Health,” said Ryan Hinrichs, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “We have had recent graduates attend Boston University for their Masters of Public Health, and we know this new partnership will streamline this pathway and provide more intensive mentoring to undergraduates interested in this degree program.”
The Select Scholars Program offers an array of student benefits, including accelerated admission consideration, early completion of program requirements, and a generous scholarship to support 35 percent of graduate tuition.
“Our partnership with the BUSPH Select Scholars provides our undergraduates with an opportunity to transition seamlessly from Drew’s public health program to one of the top-ranked public health graduate programs in the country,” said Christina McKittrick, associate professor of biology and director of the public health program. “Students pursuing majors and minors in public health will have the opportunity to expand upon the knowledge and skills they acquire at Drew as they prepare for a career in this exciting and increasingly important field.”
Drew’s increasingly popular undergraduate public health program offers students the opportunity to study health and health care from perspectives ranging from community health behaviors, global health policy, and infectious disease transmission.
Drew undergraduate students should apply to the program no later than the first semester of their senior year. Dedicated admissions representatives from BUSPH will visit the Drew campus biannually to help steward students through the application process.
Learn more about BUSPH at https://www.bu.edu/sph/about/partnerships/busph-select-scholars/. For details on Drew University and their myriad programs, visit https://drew.edu.