The Zhejiang University BS/MPH 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 the Zhejiang University 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 Zhejiang (including potential study-abroad opportunities that are part of the regular Zhejiang curriculum). The fourth and fifth academic years of the program will take place at YSPH. After the successful completion of all Zhejiang requirements (including all requirements for course credits and graduation thesis), students will receive a B.S. degree from Zhejiang 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. from Yale at the end of their fifth academic year.
Zhejiang students wishing to apply to the dual-degree program will become eligible to do so in the third year of their academic program at Zhejiang. Applicants must be in the top of their student cohort (e.g., the third-year class of which they are a member) at Zhejiang. Zhejiang students may apply to the dual-degree program between October 1 and November 1 of the third year of their academic program. Students must notify the registry at Zhejiang of their intent to apply to the program. A committee at Zhejiang 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 Zhejiang 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.
Zhejiang 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.