Mount Mary University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) have teamed up to offer a dual program allowing you to earn two degrees — a bachelor’s and a Master of Public Health — in just five years.

Eligible Mount Mary students may enroll in the MCW’s graduate-level public health courses prior to graduation from Mount Mary. Up to 15 credits of this graduate work may count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduation from Mount Mary, you will continue as graduate student at the MCW for approximately one additional year until you complete the Master of Public Health program.



  • ENG 120 College Research Writing
  • SEA 101 Search for Meaning
  • One course in Biology
  • One course in Behavioral Science
  • One upper-level Writing course (choose from COM 410, PSY 438, SOC 497)
  • One course in Statistics


  • Mount Mary students majoring in any discipline may apply for this dual degree program in the spring semester of their junior year. Priority is given to full-time students, although exceptions may be made for highly motivated part-time students with superior academic records.
  • Applications are accepted online through the Medical College of Wisconsin. The application fee is waived.


  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 96 undergraduate credits (including credits in progress). Of those, at least 20 credits must be completed at Mount Mary. Note: A minimum of 12 credit hours (6 credit hours per semester) must be completed at Mount Mary in the dual enrollment year.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.3
  3. Three letters of recommendation from the following:
    • faculty member or other academic reference
    • chair of undergraduate student's major program
    • academic affairs administration

Note: No student will be admitted without a recommendation from Mount Mary.

  1. The Graduate Records Exam (GRE) is waived; however, you must have completed an upper-level writing course and have submitted a writing sample (e.g., research paper) from a course completed within the six months prior to application.
  2. Successful completion of the following courses:
    • SYM 102 Composition II
    • SEA 101 Search for Meaning
    • One course in biology
    • One course in behavioral science
    • One upper-level writing course
    • One course in statistics

For more information on this dual degree program, contact your admission counselor.

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