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Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs allow especially strong and motivated students to complete two degrees on an accelerated timeline by sharing a pre-determined limited number of credits between the undergraduate and graduate/professional degree programs.

The department offers several combined BS​​ + master degree programs at DePaul, including combined degrees with the Master of Public Health program, the Occupational Therapy program, and the Master's Entry to Nursing Practice* for Pathways Honors Program students.

The department also offers six accelerated (3+) professional degree programs* (medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, pathologists' assistant, and podiatry) in collaboration with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science​. For these programs, students complete three years of undergraduate coursework at DePaul and their first year of professional school is counted as the final year of their BS in Health Sciences.

*Acceptance to Pathways Honors Program required