Program Details

M.P.H. degree program in community health
HEGIS code 1214
NYS SED program code 21578

This program, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, provides graduate-level training for students interested in pursuing or in advancing careers in public health. Successful applicants to the M.P.H. program include health professionals and recent college graduates. The program offers two concentrations, a general public health track and a more specialized health care policy and administration track. The degree offers both classroom and internship experiences and provides the opportunity for students to work closely with a faculty mentor. By offering all classes in the evenings in Brooklyn and Manhattan, the program is geared to the needs of working adults. Graduates of the program are employed as managers, administrators, researchers, and planners in hospitals, not-for-profit agencies, community programs, departments of health, and state and national health organizations.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Greenberg, James Graduate Health Deputy 718.951.5000 x2736 4107 Ingersoll Hall jamesg @ brooklyn.cuny.edu M & W 1-2 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m., or by appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Health And Nutrition Sciences
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline The program does not accept applications for Spring
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; two letters of recommendation; GRE results; essay on academic interests and goals.

Non-degree applicants must submit transcripts and an essay on academic interests and goals.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61
Examinations GRE

 

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must offer at least 18 undergraduate credits in acceptable health-related courses and a GPA of at least 3.00. Applicants should have experience in a health-related field and must submit a statement of academic interests and goals. Applicants also must submit results of the Graduate Record Examination. A waiver of the GRE may be made when a student has a master's degree or higher from an accredited US college or university. General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.

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Degree requirements
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Forty-five credits are required for the MPH degree.

Students must complete Health and Nutrition Sciences 7100X, 7110X, 7120X, 7130X, 7140X, 7150X, 7920X and 7930X.

Students must receive a grade of at least B in each of these eight core courses; courses may be repeated if necessary.

In addition, students must complete one of the following two concentrations of study:

General public health concentration:
Students in this concentration must take Health and Nutrition Sciences 7163X, 7164X and 7171X. Students must choose their remaining courses from courses numbered Health and Nutrition Sciences 7000X and above unless they receive permission from the deputy chairperson to substitute a specific course. In addition, students must submit either a thesis or a master's paper. Students electing to submit a thesis must complete Health and Nutrition Sciences 7935X and 7999X. Information about the thesis is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures." Students electing to complete a master's paper must complete Health and Nutrition Sciences 7940X and 7950X with a grade of B or better.

Health care policy and administration concentration (offered in cooperation with the Department of Political Science):
Students must take the following courses: Health and Nutrition Sciences 7141X, 7142X, 7143X, 7144X. Students in the health policy and administration concentration must choose their remaining courses from the following list unless they receive permission from the deputy chairperson to substitute specific courses: Health and Nutrition Sciences 7145X, 7146X, 7161X, 7162X, 7184X; Political Science 7150X, 7310X, 7340X, 7370X, 7400X, 7470X, 7480X, 7510X, 7720X, 7760X. Students with advanced preparation may substitute other courses for required courses with the permission of the deputy chairperson. In addition, students must submit either a thesis or a master's paper. Students electing to submit a thesis must complete Health and Nutrition Sciences 7935X and 7999X. Information about the thesis is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures." Students electing to complete a master's paper must complete Health and Nutrition Sciences 7940X and 7950X with a grade of B or better.

As part of the selected required concentration ("General Public Health" or "Health Care Policy and Administration") students have the option of completing a specialization in Maternal, Child, Reproductive, and Sexual Health (MCRSH) by taking 9 of their 45 degree credits in courses designated as MCRSH, competing their fieldwork placement (HNSC 7920X) in a MCRSH-related project, and writing their master's paper (HNSC 7940X, HNSC 7950X) or master's thesis (HNSC 7935X, HNSC 7999X) on a MCRSH-related topic. All MCRSH coursework and requirements are subject to approval by the deputy chairperson. MPH students wishing to pursue the MCRSH specialization should notify the MPH Program Director in writing prior to registering for their first semester's courses.

Furthermore, all MPH students must independently complete a professional portfolio. The portfolio describes relevant public health experiences and achievements during the course of students' studies leading to the MPH degree. The portfolio consists of academic, professional and service accomplishments and may include major course projects, reports, presentations, publications and other samples of work that is completed.

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