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Focus on urban and immigrant health in our graduate-level public health programs.

As a student in Downstate's School of Public Health, you'll study alongside physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health professionals, as well as recent college graduates and professionals seeking additional education. In addition to covering foundational public health topics, you'll also study community organization; sex, gender, race and ethnicity; and other elements of the urban and immigrant experience.

SPH Programs

Downstate's School of Public Health offers the following degrees:

Master of Public Health (MPH)

  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health Sciences
  • Environmental & Occupational Health Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy & Management

MPH Requirements

To Apply

If you are a current student or employee at SUNY Downstate or a student at one of our partner schools: Brooklyn College, Manhattan College, Medgar Evers College, Queens College, or SUNY College at Old Westbury:

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All other applicants:

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Advanced Certificates in Public Health

Gain proficiency in the fundamentals of the field. Also available to students enrolled in the College of Medicine, School of Health Professions, and the College of Nursing.

Advanced Certificate in Public Health

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Advanced Certificate in Climate Change and Planetary Health

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Advanced Certificate in Public Health Geriatrics

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Certificate Programs Requirements

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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Open to students who have earned an MPH.

Doctor of Public Health Requirements

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MD/Master of Public Health

Complete your MPH at the same time you earn your MD degree.

MD/MPH Requirements

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Tech You'll Need Computers, software and other requirements

New York State Residency Qualifying for in-state tuition

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