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Master’s Degree Programs

Master’s Degree Programs

Susan Klitzman, DrPH MPH Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Stacey Plichta, ScD Hunter Campus Director


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Overview Mission and Philosophy Faculty and students Academic Programs Admissions Questions

What is Public Health?
“What we as a society do to collectively assure the conditions in which people can be healthy” (Institute of Medicine, 1988)  Goal: To assure, maintain, protect, promote and improve the health of the population" (IOM, 2003)

Measuring public health impact  From 1900-1999. from about 43 to 73 years. the average lifespan of persons in the United States has lengthened by greater than 30 . Source: MMWR.CUNY. 1999 / 48(12).241-243  www. April 02. 25 years of this gain are attributable to advances in public health.

Immunizations Motor-Vehicle Safety Workplace Safety Control of Infectious Diseases Declines in Deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke Safer and Healthier Foods Healthier Mothers and Babies Family Planning Fluoridation of Drinking Water Tobacco as a Health Hazard Source: MMWR. 10.241-243 . 3. April 02.Ten Great Public Health Achievements in the 20th Century 1. 7. 5. 1999 / 48(12). 8. 9. 4. 6. 2.CUNY.

CUNY. HCI seeks to ensure that students leave CUNY healthier and better able to protect their future health than when they entered. Tobacco Free CUNY http://www. HCI seeks to reduce the physical.cuny. Food and Obesity Initiatives The Healthy CUNY Initiative (HCI) is a campaign designed by CUNY students.Healthy CUNY Campaign The Healthy CUNY Initiative (HCI) is a campaign designed by CUNY students. psychological and family-related health barriers that block academic success and graduation. Acknowledging the strong connection between educational achievement and . faculty and staff to make CUNY the healthiest urban university in the United States by 2016. faculty and staff to make CUNY the healthiest urban university in the United States by 2016—five years from now.html Acknowledging the strong connection between educational achievement and health. HCI seeks to reduce the physical. HCI seeks to ensure that students leave CUNY healthier and better able to protect their future health than when they entered. psychological and family-related health barriers that block academic success and graduation.

Overview * * Hunter College is the lead institution of the CUNY School of Public Health .

CUNY. efficient. evidencebased solutions to pressing health problems facing urban populations around the world. .CUNY SPH Mission  To engage in teaching research and service to create and sustain a healthier New York City and promote equitable.

CUNY.CUNY SPH Philosophy     Addressing complex public health problems requires an interdisciplinary perspective We teach theoretical approaches and practical skills Adult learners bring . knowledge and experiences into the classroom Students learn public health by doing public health www.

edu/sph   .CUNY.Why Come to the CUNY SPH?  To learn new skills and develop new competencies To advance your career and earn more money To contribute to healthier and more just communities www.

Accreditations    MPH accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) MS in EOHS accredited by Accreditation Board in Engineering and Technology (ABET) MS in Nutrition and the Dietetic Internship are individually accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE) .CUNY.

. HIV. violence.g.Why focus on urban environments?    An increasing proportion of the world’s population lives in cities Many health problems begin in cities and move to other areas (e. access to resources  Job opportunities www. air and water pollution) City University of New York   Public mission Location. . substance use.CUNY.

What do public health professionals do?  Perform Core Public Health Functions    Assess and monitor the health of populations at risk for disease Assure that communities have access to effective health care services Develop policies to promote health and prevent disease .

evaluate and control environmental and occupational threats to health. implement. Epidemiologists & Biostatisticians design and conduct population health studies and apply research findings to improve the health of urban populations. evaluate and manage community health interventions to improve health. Public Health Nutritionists assess the needs of and design and implement program to promote the nutritional well-being of various populations . Environmental & Occupational Health Professionals anticipate. develop and advocate for policies to protect population health.What do MPH and MS graduates do? Some examples…      Community Health Specialists plan. Health managers and policy analysts plan and manage public health programs and analyze. .Examples of jobs held by MPH and MS Grads          Biostatisticians Environmental and occupational hygienists Epidemiologists Health care administrators Health educators Policy analysts Program planners and evaluators Program directors and managers Public health nutritionists www.

and federal government agencies Health care facilities Non-profit agencies Community-based organizations Private sector organizations Labor unions Academic and research institutions www. state.CUNY.Examples of work settings that employ MPH and MS graduates        .

CUNY. OSHA Region II www. School and Community Health Services. Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Executive Director. Brooklyn Vice . ATC Environmental Services. Labor Liaison. Project Reach Youth. NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene Director.Examples of Key Positions Held By Alumni (over 2000 since 1970’s)      Chief of Staff. Inc.

CUNY SPH Faculty   60 Full-time faculty members in public health Post graduate degrees in 21 disciplines    Social sciences Natural sciences Humanities Urban health Health equity and disparity Health through the lifespan Prevention and management of chronic disease  Research focus on:      Faculty are active in teaching.CUNY. research and professional service .

edu/sph .CUNY.Some of the CUNY SPH Faculty… www.

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CUNY SPH Students in Action! .CUNY.

Interrelated Areas In Public Health Core Areas Related Areas (partial list)  Biostatistics  Public health nutrition  Epidemiology  Reproductive and family health  Environmental health and safety  .CUNY. aging and longevity  Social and behavioral dimensions of health  Public health demography  Health policy. administration  Health equity and social and management justice www. .CUNY SPH Master’s Degree Programs Hunter College Campus  Master of Public Health (MPH)      Community Health Education Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Epidemiology & Biostatistics Health Policy & Management Public Health Nutrition Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Nutrition Community/Public Health Nursing/ Urban Public Health For more information on MS/MPH with nursing contact: Joan Arnold (  Master of Science (MS)    Master of Science/Master of Public Health (MS/MPH)  www.cuny.arnold@hunter.

CUNY SPH Master’s Degree Programs Brooklyn College Campus  Master of Public Health (MPH)   General Public Health Health Care Policy & Administration For more information contact: www. Lea Dias Brooklyn College .

cuny.CUNY.rubin@lehman. Deborah Rubin Lehman College deborah.CUNY SPH Master’s Degree Programs Lehman College Campus  Master of Public Health (MPH)  Community-Based Public Health and Health Equity For more information contact: .edu www.

for 15 weeks (fall and spring) Mon-Thurs. late afternoon or evening  Most classes meet:    Most students:    take 2-3 courses per semester can attend either Part-Time or Full-Time finish in 3-4 years www.How Many Credits? How Long Will It Take?  Credits:    MPH: 45 credits (15 x 3 credit courses) MS: EOHS: 46 credits. NUTR: 41 credits MS/MPH: 57 credits 2-3 hours.CUNY. 1x per .

$60.85 Full time ( ≥ 12 credits per semester) $ 4.40 $30.85 6 credits $ 2.85 $ 2.CUNY.127.152.300+ /credit $50. based on full-time attendance) $16.472.85 $ 6.172.000/total cost www.85 $ 4.227.40 Comparison with private universities in NYC $1.781.000 .85 9 credits $ 3.How Much Will It Cost? Tuition + Fees (Fall 2012) Part-time NYS Resident Non-resident 3 credits $ 1.362.85 Total cost (45 .267.85 $ 8.102.836. .www.

edu/sph .CUNY SPH MPH and MS Degree Requirements      Required public health core courses Specialization courses Electives * Fieldwork Culminating experience 15 credits 15-18 credits 6-9 credits 3 credits 3-6 credits * except NUTR-MPH with DI (0 electives) www.CUNY.

CUNY SPH MPH and MS-EOHS Core Public Health Courses (5 courses @ 3 credits = 15 credits) Required for all graduate students (names vary across campuses)  Biostatistics  Epidemiology  Environmental Health and Safety  Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health  Public Health and Health Care Policy. Administration & Management .

CUNY SPH MPH and MS-EOHS Required specialization courses   All MPH degrees require  5 courses @ 3 credits (15 credits) of Specialization Courses With the exception of :  Public Health Nutrition = 6 courses @ 3 credits (18 credits) Refer to Curriculum Summary Sheets for required course titles. .

CUNY.CUNY SPH MPH*and MS-EOHS Fieldwork requirements (3 credits)     Students begin after completing 24-36 credits Plan at least a semester in advance Affiliations with more than 100 agencies in NYC metropolitan area and around the world Must be carried out with a field placement advisor * Not required for NUTR – MPH with Dietetic Internship .

edu/sph .Examples of Past Field Placement Sites          NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene NYS Dept of Environmental Protection Planned Parenthood of NYC West Harlem Environmental Action Caribbean Women’s Health Association Private environmental consulting firms UNITE Union Health Center Brookdale Center on Healthy Aging and Longevity Center for Community and Urban Health www.CUNY.

CUNY SPH MPH and MS-EOHS Culminating Experience (3-6 credits)     Completed at or near the end of study Synthesis of coursework and practical experiences Demonstrates core and specialization competencies Requires:     Written project Portfolio Accompanying seminar(s) Comprehensive Exams: EOHS-MS & NUTR-MS .CUNY.

2 . www.Admission Requirements          1Not required for applicants with previous graduate degrees from US institutions 2ETS will submit electronic version for scores w/in past 5 yrs. Quantitative and Verbal – w/in past 5 years TOEFL – If undergraduate degree is from a country where the official language is a language other than English Additional Specialization-Specific Admission Requirements .edu/sph Completed application and short essay (500 words) Official transcripts of all previous university work Minimum GPA 3.0 2 Letters of Recommendation Resume ≥ 1 year of paid or volunteer experience in public health or a related field *Graduate Record Exam (GRE)1.Writing.CUNY.

Application Deadlines for Degree-Seeking Students  For US baccalaureate graduates:   Fall semester 2013: March 1 (Fall semester 2014: likely to be February 1. 2014)  For International baccalaureate graduates:   Fall semester 2013: February 1 (Fall semester 2014: likely to be January .CUNY. 2014) www. .edu/graduateadmissions  BROOKLYN http://www.CUNY.php  www.htm  LEHMAN Application Process for Matriculation (Degree-Seeking) HUNTER

edu/pub/apply.cuny.htm Lehman MPH Non-Degree Application (Paper): under Hunter Campus “Admissions” http://www.brooklyn.cuny.cuny.php Brooklyn and Lehman’s MPH programs may also consider a Non-Degree . Requires approval and review prior to official college application Non-Degree students may take up to 4 courses (12 cr) based on availability No guarantee for admission or for future admission as a Matriculated student Detailed instructions are posted on Application Process at the Hunter Campus (select programs only)      Only Nutrition MPH . however space in classes is given to degree-seeking students first. EOHS (MPH & MS) and Epidemiology MPH at the Hunter Campus will consider Non-Degree Students.html#Non-Matriculating Brooklyn MPH Non-Degree Application (Online): www.

Once you’ve submitted your application and supporting materials the Admissions Committee can…     Accept you as a Matriculated student Accept you as a Matriculated student – with “Conditions” that will be explained by your faculty advisor Accept you as Non-Degree student for up to 12 credits only and you will have to reapply for Matriculated status the following year Reject .CUNY.

Harvard. Rutgers) New CUNY DPH program  Community Society & Health  Epidemiology  Environmental & Occupational Health  Health Policy and Management MPH students can take doctoral courses at CUNY Graduate Center www.Opportunities For Doctoral Work    About 15-20% of graduates go on to doctoral work ( . Teachers College. Columbia.CUNY. NYU Public Policy.

edu Health Policy and Management: Barbara Berney Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Lorna Thorpe Community/Public Health Nursing/ Urban Public Health: Joan Arnold joan.For more information on the MPH and MS specializations offered at the Hunter College Campus:       Community Health Education: Martha Crum Public Health Nutrition MPH and Nutrition MS: Khursheed Navder Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences: Jack Caravanos jcaravan@hunter. (718) 960-8856 www.cuny.Questions About CUNY SPH ??? For questions regarding academic programs or admissions: cunysph@hunter. Crystal Mancha Hunter College (718) 951-5000 (x2751) Lehman College Campus . Lea Dias Brooklyn College (212) 396-7778 Brooklyn College Campus Ms. Deborah Rubin Lehman College (212) 396-7778 Hunter College Campus Ms.