MPH in Community Health Education is the social and behavioral sciences arm of the CUNY School of Public Health’s MPH degree program. The program is designed to help students develop the competencies they will need to promote health in urban communities—competencies in assessment, community engagement, program development, grant writing, research, and evaluation. The program focuses on the social determinants of disease and health inequalities with a corresponding emphasis on structural theories of change, informed by social justice principles. Graduates work in a variety of organizations across public and nonprofit sectors in New York and beyond, including service, advocacy and health care organizations. Credits: 45
Community health prepares students to plan, manage, and evaluate health programs aimed at reducing social and behavioral threats to community health.
|Admission Requirements for all MPH specializations||
|Additional Admission Requirements||Strong foundation in social and natural sciences;statistics or calculus strongly recommended.|
|Apply||All degree-seeking students must complete the SOPHAS application.
- Apply social and behavioral theory and evidence to assess, plan, implement and evaluate community health programs, policies and interventions that promote health equality and reduce inequities.
- Demonstrate team building, negotiation, and conflict management skills in community health interventions.
- Use qualitative and quantitative research methods to generate insight into community health issues.
- Apply ethical, socially just, and culturally competent principles and strategies to community organizing, community health assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation.
- Engage communities to propose solutions to health inequities that recognize the role of power and stratification systems
|Core Coursework (15 credits)||BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics|
|EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology|
|EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health|
|CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health|
|HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management|
|Required Coursework (15 credits)||CHSS 620 Community Health Assessment|
|CHSS 621 Community Health Interventions|
|CHSS 622 Community Organizing and Development for Health|
|CHSS 624 Health Program Planning & Funding|
|CHSS 623 Research and Evaluation for Community Health|
|Elective Coursework (9 credits)||Three (3) electives chosen in consultation with academic advisor|
|Practice Experience (3 credits)||PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork|
|Culminating Experience (3 credits)||PUBH 698 Capstone Project|
|Total Credits Required for MPH||45|
Recommended Course Sequence
|Year 1 Fall||CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health||3|
|EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology||3|
|HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management||3|
|BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics||3|
|Year 1 Spring||EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health||3|
|CHSS 620 Community Health Assessment||3|
|CHSS 622 Community Organizing and Development for Health||3|
|Year 1 Summer||PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork||3|
|Year 2 Fall||CHSS 621 Community Health Interventions||3|
|CHSS 623 Research and Evaluation for Community Health||3|
|Year 2 Spring||CHSS 624 Health Program Planning & Funding||3|
|PUBH 698 Capstone Project||3|