Women and International Development (Dual Degree) - BA, BS

Women and International Development/Master of Public Health

St. Kate's offers the opportunity to apply a student's liberal arts education in the field of public health through a unique 3+2 dual-degree program in women and international development /master of public health, global health focus (MPH). The dual-degree program allows students to complete their bachelor's degree while pursuing the MPH degree.

Women and international development students (College for Women only) will complete the women and international development pre-public health sequence of courses and supporting work for the MPH program. This includes courses in global health, statistics, biology or chemistry and statistics while providing a special emphasis in women and international development.

As a women and international development major, students focus on women's roles in communities and organizations, and women's leadership. If students choose to complete the fourth-year course work prior to applying for the MPH program they will be prepared to work in a variety of areas such as careers in non-governmental organizations, government agencies, foundations and private development initiatives.

To enroll in this program, students apply to the MPH program during their junior year. If they are admitted to the MPH program, they receive a B.A. or B.S. in women and international development upon completion of the first year of the MPH program. The curriculum for the women and international development major is listed in the Pre-Professional Programs, Pre-Public health section of this catalog.