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公共卫生 (Certificate and Dual-Degree)

Complete your Bachelor of Science degree in biology from WLC, while concurrently earning a 15-credit graduate certificate in public health from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). 从WLC毕业后, you can complete your Master of 公共卫生 degree from MCW in just one year, nearly one year earlier than typical — saving you time and money!

Our partnership with MCW's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences provides a route for direct admission to MCW's Master of 公共卫生 program for WLC students successfully meeting prerequisite and admission requirements for dual-enrollment. Reverse transfer of MCW credits to WLC is only available to WLC biology majors; however, we encourage students from other majors to take advantage of direct admission and dual-enrollment options, should it fit within their schedule.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

成立于1986年, the Master of 公共卫生 (MPH) program at MCW has had a highly successful history of helping students reach their educational goals, 增加他们的知识, 并进一步发展他们的事业. 

The mission of the MPH program is to cultivate socially responsible and effective leaders through community-academic collaboration in education, 研究, and service to achieve equity and advance the health of the public. 

MCW is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The MPH program is also individually accredited by the Council on Education for 公共卫生.


Students participating in the 4+1 dual-degree program will be awarded their Bachelor of Science degree from WLC and graduate certificate from MCW after meeting the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of degree requirements for graduation as outlined in the WLC catalog, including at least 120 successful credit hours, 由WLC和MCW学分组成.
  • Successful completion of five online, graduate-level MCW courses (15 credits), taken during your senior year at WLC. Nine credits will reverse transfer to WLC. Successful completion of all 15 credits results in a graduate certificate in public health at MCW. Credits apply toward a Master of 公共卫生 degree.
  • Students are responsible for requesting official MCW transcripts be sent to WLC.

Students admitted to the dual-degree direct-admission program must meet the following requirements to be guaranteed admission in to the MCW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:

  • Earn a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses in the areas of biology, 统计数据, 和写作.
  • 保持最少3个.00 cumulative undergraduate GPA at WLC.
  • Enroll full-time (12 or more credit hours) each semester at WLC, completing all requirements within three years of the date of initial enrollment at WLC, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing due to extenuating circumstances.
  • Meet all MCW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences minimum admission requirements. 
  • By April 1 of junior year of study at WLC, file an application with the MCW Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 包括个人陈述, at least three letters of support from faculty, 以及官方成绩单. 
  • Participate in a pre-matriculation interview with an MCW representative.
  • Receive notification from MCW of an admission decision. 
  • Pay the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences deposit by June 1 of the year in which matriculation will occur.
  • Maintain appropriate citizenship or lawful permanent residency. 
  • Comply with applicable laws and MCW institutional and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences policies, 程序, 和指导方针.