Founded in 1931 and established as an independent unit of CUNY in 1968, Lehman College is an intellectual, economic and cultural center of the Bronx and the surrounding area. If offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Its community-based public health and health equity master’s program, which focuses on improving community health, trains graduates for work in community organizations, health agencies, health centers and city agencies.
Master of Public Health Program (MPH)
This program provides broad education in the core disciplines of public health including biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health policy and management and social and behavioral dimensions of health. A specific focus of this MPH program is the health of urban populations and strategies to promote health equity. All students complete at least one course in each of the five core disciplines, a fieldwork placement and a capstone project. Each student selects a specialization, described below. Graduates plan and manage community and public health programs, assess and remedy public health problems, and participate in public health research studies. They are employed in local, state and federal health agencies; voluntary health organizations; community-based organizations; businesses and consulting firms; hospitals and health centers and policy and advocacy organizations.
Description: This specialization prepares students to assess community health needs, develop and evaluate interventions to promote health equity and work with communities and community organizations to improve health. Its graduates work for community organizations, voluntary health agencies, health centers and city agencies.
The Public Health Geographic Information Science is among the first such specialization of its kind in the country. This 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.