NEW YORK, November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) has partnered with select CUNY colleges to offer an accelerated master’s pipeline program for students interested in a career in public health.
The CUNY SPH 4 + 1 program will allow students to Lehman College, Medgar Evers College, Queens College, York College, and Macaulay Honors College to take up to 12 graduate course units at CUNY SPH during their junior and senior years, earning a bachelor’s degree from their college and a master’s degree in public health (MPH ) or a Master of Science (MS) from CUNY SPH in five years instead of six.
In its list of “Best Public Health Schools” 2022, the American News and World Report ranks CUNY SPH 16th in the nation, placing it in a leading position among public schools for public health in both New York State and the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). The school emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex health problems by analyzing their causes at several organizational levels (such as the individual, family, community, city and nation) and by planning interventions that address these levels of influence.
“We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to welcoming students from these five CUNY colleges,” said Ashish Joshi, Senior Associate Dean of Student and University Affairs. “This program will enable them to enroll in one of our nine masters and obtain the knowledge and tools necessary to solve the complex public health challenges of the 21st century.”
Students from these five CUNY colleges can apply to the program for spring or summer admission. Accepted students will be provisionally admitted to CUNY SPH pending the successful completion of their baccalaureate. Once students have obtained their undergraduate degree, they will automatically be admitted to CUNY SPH to complete their MPH or MS.
“This program will facilitate a smooth transition from undergraduate to graduate studies for CUNY students interested in creating and promoting evidence-based solutions to the most pressing public health issues,” said CUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes. “We are delighted to partner with these institutions and look forward to welcoming these dedicated students to our campus.”
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About CUNY SPH
The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is committed to promoting and sustaining healthier populations in New York City and around the world through excellence in public health education, research and service, and by advocating for sound policies and practices to advance social justice and improve health outcomes for all.
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