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MBA/MPH Program

The joint Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health degree program is designed for professionals seeking to move forward in a managerial role. Courses are delivered in a blended online and on-campus learning format. You can complete your dual degree program in two years of full-time study at TCNJ, ranked by Washington Monthly as being in the top three percent of all master's-level colleges and universities nationwide for 2020.

About the Program

Our two-year joint MBA/MPH program combines an MBA specializing in business analytics with an MPH focusing on either epidemiology and health analytics or health communication.

MBA, Business Analytics — Utilizes technology to provide students with contemporary analytical skills for complex business decision-making.

MPH, Epidemiology and Health Analytics — Focuses on the application of data to understand individual, organizational, and community-level risk factors and create better health outcomes.

MPH, Health Communication — Explores innovative ways to create effective health messages, motivate healthy behavior, and reduce health disparities at the individual, national, and global levels.

MBA/MPH Program

TCNJ’s program combines the best of online learning with face-to-face instruction, all led by nationally recognized faculty. MBA classes are offered in a hybrid model. Classes are held online on Tuesdays and Thursdays with occasional in-person Saturday classes. MPH classes are offered on campus (5:30 p.m. or later), hybrid, and online. Winter and summer courses will be fully online.

Curriculum »

Dual-degree students are required to complete a total of 63 credits: 30 MBA credits and 33 MPH credits. Leveraging cross-curricular competencies makes our dual-degree program very competitive, shortening the time to degree completion to two years of full-time study.

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MBA/MPH Prerequisites

Candidates who lack quantitative competencies may be required to submit a GMAT or GRE score and/or may be asked to complete external modules to demonstrate quantitative proficiency. Examples of demonstrated quantitative methods knowledge may include but are not limited to: computer science, economics, engineering, finance or mathematics/statistics. Exposure to statistics, multivariable calculus, and/or linear algebra is highly recommended for candidates interested in business analytics.


Application Requirements

  • Application
  • Essay
  • Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and official transcripts
  • Current resume
  • Application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • National standardized admission test score (waivers are available)
  • Additional documents from international applicants seeking to study in the United States

Essay

Your essay should be no more than 500 words. Please describe your interest in the MBA/MPH program and how the program fits into your career goals.


Letter of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation: One letter of recommendation from a current or former supervisor and one letter from someone who can speak to your academic skill set. The recommenders should:

  • Download the Common Letter of Recommendation (LOR) PDF.
  • Complete the template offline and save a final version to his or her computer (with file name “[Applicant Last Name, Applicant First Name]”).

Directly email the LOR PDF to the Office of Graduate Studies.


GMAT or GRE Test Requirement

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years.

  • TCNJ GMAT Program Code: BRS-K7-52
  • TCNJ GRE Program Code: R2519

Students who graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above and demonstrated quantitative competencies or have completed an advanced degree may be exempt from taking the required GMAT or GRE. Additionally, the GMAT or GRE exam may be waived for candidates with eight or more years of professional full-time work experience along with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as the MBA director grants or denies waivers based on an assessment of an applicant’s probability of success. Waiver requests should be emailed to the MBA director


Fall Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis after April 1. Only completed applications will be reviewed for admission. The final admission deadline for fall is a completed application by August 6.


Tuition and Costs

The College of New Jersey provides a high-quality education at a lower-than-average cost compared to other schools of similar quality. The tuition and fees for this joint program are calculated based on the MBA and MPH/graduate tuition and fee structure and are estimated for the 2021-22 academic year. Figures may change without notice and upon action of the Board of Trustees. Future academic years tuition and fees are subject to a 2.5 percent increase. 

The program includes 10 MBA and 10 MPH courses for a total of 20 courses.

Admitted students will be required to pay a $100 enrollment deposit within four weeks after their admission offer.


Financial Aid

Students pursuing a graduate degree at TCNJ may be eligible for some types of student financial assistance, including but not limited to student loans and assistantships. Graduate students must follow the same steps as undergraduates in applying for federal loan assistance.

Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours at the 500 level or above to be eligible for student loan assistance and for TCNJ to certify enrollment for a loan repayment deferment.

Semester Enrollment Requirements for Graduate Students**

Full-time status = 9 or more credit hours

Half-time status = 5 credit hours

**These requirements pertain to individual summer session enrollment as well.

TCNJ Alumni Scholarship

Earn a $5,000 scholarship toward a TCNJ MBA/MPH degree! Available to all TCNJ alumni, a $5,000 tuition scholarship will be awarded in two parts:

  • Year 1: $2,500 applied to fall tuition
  • Year 2: $2,500 applied to fall tuition

The full $5,000 alumni scholarship is available for up to three years from the start of entering the MBA/MPH program.

» Learn more about financial aid at TCNJ.


International Students

TCNJ cannot sponsor students who are not already studying in their current immigration status (i.e., employment visa, green card). Students with questions about their eligibility to study can discuss their status with International Student Services.


Contact

Office of Graduate Studies
Green Hall, Room 202
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

609.771.2300

graduate@tcnj.edu

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