At A Glance

Dual-Degree Program

  • 4+1 Public Health Program
    Students complete a Bachelor of Arts degree at Carthage, and then attend the Medical College of Wisconsin for one year, earning a Master of Public Health.

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Two degrees, five years.

Receive your bachelor’s at Carthage and a Master of Public Health at the Medical College in Wisconsin in just five years.

Carthage students may enroll in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s online graduate public health program prior to graduation from Carthage. Up to 15 credits of this graduate work may count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. After graduation from Carthage, these students continue as graduate students at MCW for approximately one additional year until they complete the Master of Public Health program.


  • One lab science
  • One statistics course
  • Intellectual Foundations I
  • One additional Writing Intensive (WI) course


Carthage students majoring in any discipline may apply for this dual-degree program in the spring semester of their junior year. The application fee is waived and applications must be submitted online through the MCW system.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 90 UG credits
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Three letters of recommendation that may come from:
    • Academic advisor
    • Career specialist
    • Department chair or faculty member

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Laurie Jensen, M.Ed., LAT

Associate Professor in Allied Health Science
Carthage College
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David Nelson, PhD, MS

Master of Public Health Program Director
Medical College of Wisconsin
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