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The Master of Public Health Joint Undergraduate-Masters Program (JUMP) offers highly qualified and motivated students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in an accelerated time frame. The JUMP program allows students to count up to 12 graduate hours toward the completion of their undergraduate degree program as well as the graduate degree program.



  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.2.

  • At least 60, but no more than100, credit hours towards the undergraduate degree.

  • Students from most undergraduate degrees are accepted.


 After admission to the JUMP program.

  • Students must maintain a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 to remain in good standing.Students who do not maintain the minimum GPA requirement may be denied graduate standing.

  • Students may take up to 18 hours of graduate courses while an undergraduate, but only 12 credits can be applied toward both their undergraduate degree and the MPH.

  • Students remain undergraduates until they meet all of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.  As such, they are eligible for all rights and privileges granted undergraduate status, including financial aid and undergraduate tuition rates


 Admission to the Graduate School for JUMP students.

  • In order to be admitted to the MPH program, students must earn a minimum of 3.0 in each graduate course applied to the JUMP degree. Students who fail to maintain the GPA requirement may be denied graduate standing.

  • Students must apply to the MPH program upon completion of their undergraduate degree; admission requirements for the MPH program are waived for JUMP students.

  • On admission to the Graduate School, the student is classified as a graduate student and granted all rights and privileges of WKU graduate students.

  • Students may count a maximum of 18 hours of graduate coursework toward the MPH upon admission to the Graduate School.


For information about the MPH-JUMP Program, contact marilyn.gardner@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 10/12/20