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Academic Requirements

The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) is currently offered as a part-time or full-time program.

MPH degree candidates must complete the School of Public Health core requirements as well as the Concentration requirements. The number of credits required for successful completion of the degree is 42.

All students must complete a Culminating Experience that integrates theory and practice. The SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health is well situated to offer potential students a broad range of Culminating Experiences through collaborative arrangements with an array of public and private hospitals, community-based organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies.

MPH Core Requirements
(18 Credits)

All students enrolling in or after Fall 2019 must complete:

  • eighteen (18) credits of core course requirements, which provide the basic knowledge in major areas of public health,
  • twelve (12) credits of concentration course requirements in their major area,
  • nine (9) credits of course electives,
  • one (1) credit Applied Practice Experience,
  • two (2) credits of the Culminating Experience.
Course Number Course Title Credits
BIOS 5200 Principles of Biostatistics 3
CHSC 5206 Program Design and Evaluation (Formerly: Program Planning and Evaluation) 3
EOHS 5200 Issues in Environmental Health 3
EPID 5200 Principles of Epidemiology 3
HPMG 5206 Introduction to Health Policy and Management 3
PUBH 5201 Public Health Leadership in Interprofessional Practice 3
    Total
18

MPH Core Requirements
(15 Credits)

All Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2019 must complete:

  • fifteen (15) credits of core course requirements, which provide the basic knowledge in major areas of public health,
  • twelve (12) credits of concentration course requirements in their major area,
  • twelve (12) credits of course electives,
  • one (1) credit Applied Practice Experience,
  • two (2) credits of the Culminating Experience
Course Number Course Title Credits
BIOS 5200 Principles of Biostatistics 3
CHSC 5200 Health Behavior and Risk Reduction 3
EOHS 5200 Issues in Environmental Health 3
EPID 5200 Principles of Epidemiology 3
HPMG 5206 Introduction to Health Policy and Management 3
    Total
15