Health-Related Combined Degrees for Bryn Mawr Students

Bryn Mawr College has strategic partnerships with other institutions. Through these programs, our students can participate in expanded learning opportunities or pursue an advanced degree.

Combined Degrees

These programs span disciplines from the humanities and social sciences to STEM, and include city and regional planning, education, and engineering.

There are two programs are directly related to health care:

4+1 Master of Bioethics (MBE) Program at Perelman School of Medicine

Qualified Bryn Mawr undergraduates can gain early and expedited admission to a master's degree offered by the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Students may apply to the MBE program as an external "sub-matriculate." Applications can be submitted no earlier than the end of the student's fourth semester at Bryn Mawr, once they have declared a major at Bryn Mawr or Haverford, and no later than the summer prior to the senior year.  

Whether or not they choose to sub-matriculate into the MBE program, students can explore a bioethics course at Penn by registering through the Quaker Consortium.

4+1 Master's Programs at the Boston University School of Public Health

The Boston University School of Public Health Select Scholars program offers unique opportunities for Bryn Mawr undergraduates with an interest in this vibrant and growing field. Accelerated master's degree 4+1 programs include:

A Master of Science (MS) in Population Health Research with formal specialization options in:

  • Climate and Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Data Science
  • Translation and Implementation Science
  • as well as a Customized Option

Or a Master of Science in Applied Biostatics

In addition, students can earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with the 4+1.5/2 program.

Program benefits include: Scholarships are available to support up to 25 percent of tuition. GRE waiver. Access to a dedicated admissions representative. Graduate school preparation webinars. Personalized degree consultations as well as early completion of program requirements.  

Contact Gail Glicksman, Assistant Dean for Health Professions Advising, for further information about these programs.

Contact Us

Health Professions Advising Office

Canwyll House East
Open year-round, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.