In today’s competitive workforce, a master’s degree has become increasingly valuable. The School of Health Professions and Human Services offers many accelerated and dual-degree program options, which allow students to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in 5-6 years.
Saves you time
Students can earn both degrees in less time than if each degree were pursued separately.
Saves you money
Undergraduate students can take up to 15 credits that fulfill requirements for their master’s degree programs -- which could mean a savings of over $20,000! Additionally, while completing graduate coursework as an undergraduate, you may be able to benefit from utilizing your financial aid and/or scholarships.
Gets you into the healthcare workforce quicker
Choosing an accelerated or dual-degree program will unlock your future sooner, so you can do what you love most – make a difference. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates at least a 14% increase in employment across health care -- much higher than the national average!
Students can apply during the end of their sophomore year or during their junior year, and if accepted, are admitted conditionally to the master’s program. We currently offer the following accelerated and dual-degree program options, and we expect that this list will continue to grow.
Click each program offering for individual application processes and plans of study.
- Community Health, BS/Master of Health Administration, MHA
- Community Health, BS/Master of Public Health, MPH
- Exercise Science, BS/Master of Health Administration, MHA
- Exercise Science, BS/Master of Public Health, MPH
- Exercise Science, BS/Sports Science, MS - Concentration in Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Science, BS/Sports Science, MS - Concentration in Strength and Conditioning
- Health Science, BS/Master of Health Administration, MHA
- Health Science, BS/Master of Public Health, MPH
- Psychology, BA/Mental Health Counseling, MA
- Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, BA/Speech-Language Pathology, MA