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M.P.H. Program in Public Health

The Lehman College Master of Public Health (MPH) Program prepares students for professional careers in the healthcare field as practitioners and researchers. Students will also be prepared to continue in graduate studies to pursue doctoral degrees. The Lehman MPH Program is a member of the CUNY School of Public Health and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Admission Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in a health-related field from an accredited college or university, or a bachelor's degree with successful completion of relevant coursework.

• At least one year of work experience in public health or related work in the health field. Volunteer experience or internship may be considered in certain circumstances.

• Ability to successfully pursue graduate study by having attained a minimum grade average of B in the undergraduate record.

• Two letters of recommendation and a personal essay.

• Scores from the Aptitude Section of the Graduate Record Examination or proof of an earned master's degree from an accredited U.S. university.

• If submitting documents from institutions whose language of instruction is not English, an official translation and evaluation of the transcript and competency in English as demonstrated through TOEFL scores of at least 550.

The Lehman M.P.H. Program offers two specializations: one in Community-Based Public Health and Health Equity and a second in Public Health Geographic Information Science.

• The Community-Based Public Health and Health Equity track focuses on health equity and social justice with emphasis on program planning and evaluation, and research methods.

• The Public Health Geographic Information Science track offers courses in spatial analysis, computer-assisted cartography, geostatistics, and exploration and interpretation of geographic data as applied to public health, environmental justice and health equity.

• In addition, the MPH Program offers an optional concentration in Maternal Child Reproductive Sexual Health (MCRSH). The purpose of this concentration is to guide students toward an integrated view of the contribution of maternal, child, reproductive, and sexual health to population health through a wide array of courses. This concentration can be taken in conjunction with either specialization.

Internships and culminating experiences prepare students for careers as practitioners and researchers, or for pursuing doctoral degrees.

Course and Credit Requirements are as follows: (45 credits)

Core Courses (15 credits)

PHE 600: Biostatistics in Public Health (3 credits)

PHE 606: Public Health Epidemiology (3 credits)

PHE 701: Public Health Policy and Management (3 credits)

PHE 702: Environmental Health (3 credits)

PHE 703: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3 credits)

Specialization: Community-based Public Health and Health Equity (15 credits)

PHE 700: History and Philosophy of Public Health (3 credits)

PHE 709: Health Equity and Social Justice (3 credits)

PHE 710: Applications of Research Methods in Public Health (3 credits)

PHE 715: Community-based Public Health Program Planning and Eval. (3credits)

PHE 790: Public Health Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

Specialization: Public Health Geographic Information Science (15 credits)

PHE 704: Environmental Health GIScLab (co-requisite with PHE 702) (1 credit, 1 hour)

PHE 705: Principles of GISc for Public Health (3 credits, 4 hours)

PHE 706: Spatial Analysis and Environmental Modeling for Public Health (4 credits, 6 hours)

PHE 717: The Geography of Urban Health (3 credits, 4 hours)

PHE 791: Workshop in GISc Research for Public Health (4 credits, 4 hours)

Electives (12 credits) The Program offers skill-based, targeted electives as well as specialized content courses. Other health-related graduate courses may be selected as electives with the approval of the graduate adviser.

Optional Concentration (9 credits – counted towards electives)

The MPH Program offers an optional concentration in Maternal Child Reproductive Sexual Health (MCRSH). The purpose of this concentration is to guide students towards an integrated view of the contribution of maternal, child, reproductive and sexual health to population health through a wide array of courses. This concentration can be taken in conjunction with either specialization.

The Maternal Child Reproductive Sexual Health (MCRSH) Concentration within the CUNY SPH Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed to enable students to focus on maternal, child, reproductive and sexual health issues within public health from a variety of perspectives, encompassing the sociological, political, familial and biological.

Maternal Child Reproductive and Sexual Health (9 credits)

PHE 725: Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health: Socio-historical Contexts (SUBSTITUTION: PH725, CUNY Graduate Center or COMHE 77025, Hunter College) (3 credits/3 hours)

PHE 724: Maternal and Child Health: A Life Course Perspective (SUBSTITUTION: EPI 77003, Hunter College) (3 credits/3 hours)

ELECTIVE Selected with faculty advisor (3 credits/3 hours)

Supervised Internship (3 credits)

PHE 770: Public Health Internship (180 hours) (3 credits)

Last modified: 7/14/2014