Zhejiang University B.S./M.P.H. Dual-Degree Program

The Zhejiang University B.S./M.P.H. Dual-Degree Program in public health gives undergraduate students interested in the field of public health the opportunity to earn a B.S. degree from Zhejiang University (ZJU) and an M.P.H. degree from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) in a five-year joint program.

As participants in the dual-degree program, students will complete their first three academic years at ZJU (including potential study-abroad opportunities that are part of the regular ZJU curriculum). The fourth and fifth academic years of the program will take place at YSPH. After the successful completion of all ZJU requirements (including all requirements for course credits and graduation thesis), students will receive a B.S. degree from ZJU at the end of their fourth academic year; and after successful completion of all program requirements at Yale, students will receive an M.P.H. degree from Yale at the end of their fifth academic year.

ZJU students wishing to apply to the dual-degree program will become eligible to do so in the third year of their academic program at ZJU. Applicants must be in the top of their student cohort (e.g., the third-year class of which they are a member) at ZJU. ZJU students may apply to the dual-degree program before December 15 of the third year of their academic program. Students must notify the registry at ZJU of their intent to apply to the program. A committee at ZJU will preselect at most twenty of the most qualified applicants and notify Yale of the intent of those students to apply. Applications must be submitted to the YSPH via its online application system. The registry at ZJU must also be notified of the intent to apply. Students may apply for a concentration in Biostatistics, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Health Care Management, Health Policy, or Social and Behavioral Sciences.

ZJU students admitted to the program will spend the entire fourth and fifth years of the program in residence at YSPH taking prescribed classes. A total of 20 course units is required for the Yale M.P.H. degree. Students admitted to the program will also participate in a public health-related internship during the summer between the end of the fourth academic year and the start of the fifth academic year. The internship must be approved by the YSPH Office of Public Health Practice.

Further information about this program may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs, 47 College St., Suite 108, New Haven CT 06510, 203.785.6260, or online at https://ysph.yale.edu.