The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy offers master’s and doctoral degree programs that prepare students to meet the public health challenges of the 21st century. The school emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex health problems by analyzing their causes at multiple levels of organization (such as individual, family, community, city, and nation) and planning interventions that address these levels of influence.
Recognizing the importance of culture and community, SPH prepares graduates to work with diverse populations to achieve common health goals. Courses provide students with current scientific knowledge so they can translate findings into programs and policies that make a difference. With a focus on urban populations, the curriculum prepares students to understand the health impact of global migration and the many ways that cities around the world can learn from each other to improve public health.
Each program has developed specific competencies that define the curriculum for that degree: