Hendrix and the UAMS College of Public
Health sponsor a 4+1 program for Hendrix students who would like to get a
head start on a master’s in public health. Students who have completed
two years at Hendrix first apply for acceptance into the MPH program.
Upon acceptance, students take up to five courses at UAMS which would
count towards the Hendrix degree and co-count towards the MPH degree.
These courses appear on the Hendrix transcript but are not included in
the Hendrix GPA. The MPH courses can be taken during the academic year
or in summer school. For example, a student could take 3 courses at
Hendrix and one at UAMS (most MPH courses are taught in the evening or
on weekends). Thus, students are still full-time at Hendrix, but can
reduce by one or two semesters the time needed to complete the MPH.
Approved courses appear in the off-campus courses. Students should consult with the chair of the Biology and Health Sciences Department before embarking on this program.