The BA/MPH is a dual degree program in which a student earns a BA from Vassar then goes on to an accelerated Masters program in Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Accepted students spend the fall semester of their senior year at Mailman and take the multidisciplinary Core Curriculum. Students then return to Vassar for the spring semester.
At the end of the MPH Core semester, students write an op-ed on a public health topic of their choice as a culminating assignment for three courses. This year, five standout op-eds were selected to be published, and three of these were written by Vassar 4+1 students (Anna Roh, Anthony Lanzillo, and Sandra Yu).