President Dawn Dekle has signed an agreement with the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) to enable outstanding graduates from the American University of Nigeria( AUN) to secure admission into BUSPH’s highly competitive public health programs.
This Global Select Scholars Program (GSSP) is targeted at applicants in good academic standing in their fourth year with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 with the most competitive applicants having a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Dr. Jennifer Tyndall, Dean Sullivan, and her assistant Amanda fine-tuned the agreement in the United States during the summer of 2019. AUN Faculty will recruit and recommend undergraduate students for the GSSP based on their academic standing. Students can apply for admission into BUSPH through the Public Health Application Service(SOPHAS). Applications are due before January 17th of the student’s fourth year.
This partnership is aimed at providing a wealth of opportunities for AUN Students and Alumni especially for those in the Natural &Environmental Sciences( NES) program to matriculate directly into Boston University's School of Public Health MPH program.
In the final analysis, it was agreed between the BUSPH and AUN, that AUN students who wish to take part in the BUSPH/AUN Scholars' Program would take courses that overlap with the BUSPH MPH program in their junior and senior years i.e. Epidemiology, Global Health, Public Health, Biostatistics among others. It is strongly advised that students interested in this program meet with their academic advisors to ensure that their credits are transferable.
Those who joined late in their senior year will still be able to matriculate by taking online courses with BUSPH. Both the early and late starters from the NES program will then automatically matriculate into the MPH program at BUSPH without having to take the GRA and will graduate with a joint degree of BSc/MPH only after one year at BUSPH.
For further information please contact Dr. Jennifer Tyndall.