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Master of Public Health 4+1 Dual-Degree with the Medical College of Wisconsin

In only four years, you can complete your Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC), while concurrently earning a 15-credit graduate certificate in public health from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). After graduating from WLC, you can complete your Master of Public Health degree from MCW in just one year, nearly one year earlier than typical - saving you time and money!

  • An arrangement between WLC and MCW’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides a route for direct admission to MCW’s Master of Public Health program for WLC students successfully meeting prerequisite and admission requirements for dual-enrollment. Reverse transfer of MCW credits to WLC is only available to WLC biology majors; however, we encourage students from other majors to take advantage of the direct admission and dual-enrollment options, should it fit within their schedule.

    The recent COVID-19 pandemic has renewed calls for investment in public health, and interest in public health programs has increased dramatically; however, increasing interest in public health isn’t new. In fact, pre-COVID-19, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported higher than average salaries ($46,000-70,000/year in 2018) and a stronger than average job growth outlook of 5-11% between 2018-2028.

    Careers in public health are more important than ever before, and opportunities for employment are diverse and wide-ranging. Epidemiologists, health educators, and community health workers are common careers for those with a Master of Public Health degree.

    MPH Program Details from the Medical College of Wisconsin

    Established in 1986, the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at MCW has had a highly successful history of helping students reach their educational goals, increasing their knowledge, and furthering their careers.

    The mission of the MPH program is to cultivate socially responsible and effective leaders through community-academic collaboration in education, research, and service to achieve equity and advance the health of the public.

    MCW is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The MPH program is also individually accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.