Dual Degree MPH/MSMOB Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How and when do I get started?
A. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Contact an Admissions Advisor at (866) 295-3104 for program and enrollment information.

Q. How many sessions a year do you offer?
A. The online Dual MSMOB/MPH is offered at six sessions per year. Call for more information at (866) 295-3104 or request more information online.

Q. What kind of educational background is required for admission?
A. You must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on all attempted college credits to satisfy the minimum requirements established by the MPH portion of the dual degree.

Q. Is a campus residency required?
A. No, the online Dual MSMOB/MPH program does not require a campus visit or residency.

Q. Is a thesis required?
A. No, the online Dual MSMOB/MPH program does not require a thesis.

Q. Is there an internship requirement?
A. Yes, the MPH portion of the dual degree requires students to complete 180 hours of an internship, which can be arranged and completed at a public health care organization convenient to your location.

Q. Do I have to apply separately to both programs?
A. Yes, but the application process has been streamlined for the Dual MPH/MSMOB program to reduce duplication. Your application for admission to the Dual MPH/MSMOB program will be reviewed by both the MPH and MSMOB departments. Contact an Admissions Advisor at (866) 295-3104 for additional information about the application process.

Q. Can the graduate entrance exam requirement be waived?
A. Yes, the required graduate exams can be waived for students who meet the requirements below:

  • Applicants already possessing an advanced degree are eligible to request a graduate exam waiver.
  • Applicants who meet certain undergraduate GPA requirements are eligible to request a graduate exam waiver.
  • Graduate entrance exam waiver requests are individually determined after the Department Chair reviews the complete application form.

Contact an Admissions Advisor at (866) 295-3104 for additional information about graduate exam waivers.

Q. How many total credits are required?
A. The online Dual MSMOB/MPH program consists of 96 credit hours: 38 for the MPH portion, 30 for the MSMOB portion and 28 hours of electives.

Q. How many courses do I take per academic term?
A. On average, most working adult students take one online course per eight-week session.

Q. Can I transfer credits for equivalent course work?
A. Yes, up to 32 credit hours of equivalent graduate coursework completed with a grade of "B" or better within the last five years at a regionally-accredited college or university will be reviewed for transfer credit approval. The other 64 credits must be earned online at Benedictine toward the 96 credit requirement for the online Dual MSMOB/MPH program. Contact an Admissions Advisor at (866) 295-3104 for additional information about transfer credit.

Q. What kind of advising and support is available?
A. Each student receives a customized curriculum plan for the online Dual MSMOB/MPH program and always has access to his or her advisor via email or telephone appointments.

Have more questions? Request more information or call us today at 1-866-295-3104 to speak to an Admissions Advisor.