Previous Curriculum (Spring 2019 and earlier)

Curriculum Changes at CUNY SPH

CUNY SPH has revised some of our master’s and certificate program curricula in compliance with our accrediting body, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Students who began their studies at CUNY SPH in the Spring 2019 semester or earlier, will follow the curriculum based on the semester and year they entered the program. Use the links below to find program-specific curriculum information. See our Program of Study Worksheets for degree requirements specific to those students who began matriculating in Spring 2019 or earlier.

Program-specific curriculum information

If you began matriculating in Spring 2019 or earlier and have questions about the curriculum changes or your academic progress, please reach out to advising@sph.cuny.edu.

MPH in Community Health Education

The 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.

  • 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 Social & 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

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & 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
Elective I 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
Elective II 3
Year 2 Spring CHSS 624  Health Program Planning & Funding 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3
Elective III 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Society & Behavioral Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
CHSS 620 Community Health Assessment 3
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
CHSS 621  Community Health Interventions 3
Elective I 3
Year 2 Spring CHSS 622 Community Organizing and Development for Health 3
PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Fall CHSS 623  Research and Evaluation for Community Health 3
Elective III 3
Year 3 Spring CHSS 624  Health Program Planning & Funding 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

An MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences prepares students to recognize, evaluate and control environmental and occupational threats to health. Its graduates work in local, state and federal environmental and occupational health agencies, labor unions, consulting firms, health and safety programs and businesses. Credits: 45

  • Identify and describe environmental and occupational sources of chemical, biological, physical and/or safety (CBPS) hazards.
  • Predict and prevent health, safety and environmental risks from processes, work tasks, the built environment and other economic and/or social activities
  • Evaluate the human health risks from CBPS hazards using qualitative, quantitative and/or instrumental assessment methods
  • Recommend appropriate engineering, personal protection or administrative controls and policies for CBPS hazards and evaluate their effectiveness.
Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (15 credits) EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
EOHS 621 Environmental Chemistry
EOHS 625 Hazard Evaluation and Instrumentation
EOHS 622 Environment and Occupational Toxicology
EOHS 624 Environmental Audits and Remediation
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

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3
EOHS 621 Environmental Chemistry 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
Year 1 Spring BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 3
EOHS 624 Environmental Audits and Remediation 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
EOHS 625 Hazard Evaluation and Instrumentation 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Spring PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3
Elective III 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
Year 1 Fall CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3
EOHS 621 Environmental Chemistry 3
Elective I 3
Year 2 Spring EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 3
EOHS 624 Environmental Audits and Remediation 3
Elective II 3
Elective III 3
Year 2 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall EOHS 625 Hazard Evaluation and Instrumentation 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

An MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics prepares students to design and conduct population health studies and apply research findings to improve the health of urban populations. It consists of 2 tracks: one in Epidemiology and one in Biostatistics. Epidemiology students learn to understand the principles, methods, strengths and limitations of epidemiologic study designs; collaborate on applied population health research; interpret epidemiologic findings, effectively communicate research and finding to lay and professional audiences, and apply the findings to the development of evidence-based interventions to improve population health. Biostatistics students gain an awareness and basic understanding of advanced statistical methods and learn to apply core and intermediate level statistical methods to public health endeavors, such as data management, statistical analysis, interpretation, and presentation of analytical results using computing technology. Graduates of both tracks are employed in government and private health agencies, industry, and research institutions. Credits: 45

Competencies (Epidemiology)

  • Identify key sources of data for epidemiologic purposes
  • Use measures of disease frequency and association to appropriately describe the distribution and determinants of disease, and appropriately characterize statistical uncertainty around such estimates
  • Critically read and evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic literature from a methodological perspective
  • Select epidemiologic study designs, data collection techniques, and analytic approaches suitable for different scientific inquiries
  • Identify key threats to validity (internal and external) within and across epidemiologic studies
  • Use statistical software to collect, retrieve, analyze and summarize epidemiologic data

Competencies (Biostatistics)

  • Describe assumptions, procedures, strengths and limitations of statistical methods that are used in public health research
  • Select statistical methods that are suitable for different purposes of analysis and different types of data
  • Apply statistical methods correctly in public health research
  • Use information technology and computer software effectively for collection, management, analysis and presentation of public health data
  • Accurately describe computer outputs of those analyses and appropriately interpret the statistical results
  • Write scientific reports of statistical analyses correctly with tables and figures
  • Orally present statistical findings clearly and effectively
  • Summarize correctly and critically evaluate statistical analyses in published literature
Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 611 Principles of Biostatistics
EPID 611 Principles of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 620 Applied Biostatistics I
BIOS 621 Applied Biostatistics II
EPID 620 Epidemiological Methods I
EPID 621 Epidemiological Methods II
EPID 622 Applied Research: Data Management and Analysis
Elective Coursework (9 credits) Epidemiology students choose 3 of the following, 2 of which must be EPID courses:EPID 623 – Clinical Trials and Experimental Design

EPID 624 – Social Epidemiology

EPID 625 – Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases

EPID 626 – Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

EPID 627 – Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

EPID 628 – Nutritional Epidemiology

EPID 629 – Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

EPID 695 – Special topics in Epidemiology methods

One relevant course in biostatistics (e.g. BIOS 622 or BIOS 624)

One course in data mapping

One course in demography

One course in quantitative methods from another field (upon advisor approval)

  Biostatistics students choose 3 of the following, 2 of which must be BIOS or STAT courses:BIOS 622 – Analysis of Categorical Data

BIOS 623 – Analysis of Longitudinal Data

BIOS 624 – Design and Analysis of Complex Surveys

BIOS 625 – Survival Analysis

BIOS 626 – Data Analysis

BIOS 627 – Analysis of Variance

STAT 70100 – Advanced Probability I

STAT 70300 – Mathematical Statistics

STAT 70600 – General Linear Models I

STAT 70700 – General Linear Models II

STAT 72600 – Theory & Methods of Sampling

One relevant course in epidemiology (e.g. EPID 623)

One course in data mapping

One course in experimental design from another field

(Biostatistics students are encouraged to take calculus-based probability courses e.g. STAT 70100.)

Practice Experience (3 credits) PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork
Culminating Experience (3 credits) PUBH 698 Capstone Project
Total Credits Required for MPH 45

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall EPID 611 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 611 Principles of Biostatistics 3
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
Year 1 Spring HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
BIOS 620 Applied Biostatistics I 3
EPID 620 Epidemiological Methods I 3
Selective I 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall BIOS 621 Applied Biostatistics II 3
EPID 621 Epidemiological Methods II 3
Selective II 3
Year 2 Spring Selective III 3
EPID 622 Applied Research: Data Management and Analysis 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
Year 1 Fall HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
BIOS 620 Applied Biostatistics I 3
EPID 620 Epidemiological Methods I 3
Selective I 3
Year 2 Spring Selective II 3
PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall BIOS 621 Applied Biostatistics II 3
EPID 621 Epidemiological Methods II 3
Selective III 3
Year 3 Spring EPID 622 Applied Research: Data Management and Analysis 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

MPH in Health Policy and Management

An MPH in Health Policy & Management prepares students to plan and manage public health programs in a variety of urban settings; analyze the impact of health and non-health policies on population health; and advocate for policies that promote the health of urban populations. It emphasizes intersectoral approaches to policy and management in urban settings and the economic dimensions of health policy. Graduates work in health and other settings as managers, policy analysts or policy advocates. Credits: 45

Graduates plan and manage public health programs, analyze the impact of policies on population health, and design and advocate for policies that promote the health of populations.

  • Apply relevant theoretical/conceptual models and leadership principles to developing health policy and administrating health programs
  • Evaluate public health programs and health policies and apply evaluation results to their improvement
  • Identify and discuss the partnership and collaborative skills needed to develop effective public health programs and policies
  • Analyze and critically evaluate theoretical and conceptual models used to describe the U.S. health care system and the delivery of health care
  • Apply strategies for advocating for effective public health policies and programs
  • Identify and analyze the legal, economic, ethical and health bases and implications of public health policies that affect urban populations
  • Identify non-public health policies and describe how they can mitigate or exacerbate health disparities and influence the health of urban populations
  • Apply economic concepts and theories to the analysis of health care policy and management issues that inform decision-making and policy development
Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (15 credits) HPAM 620 Public Health Management
HPAM 622 Public Health and Health Care Law
HPAM 623 Comparative Analysis of Urban Health Care Systems or HPAM 624 Public Health Advocacy
HPAM 625 Public Health Policy Analysis
HPAM 621 Health Economics
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

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
Year 1 Spring BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
HPAM 621 Health Economics 3
HPAM 620 Public Health Management 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall Elective I 3
HPAM 622 Public Health and Health Care Law 3
HPAM 623 Comparative Analyses of Urban Health Care Systems or HPAM 624 Public Health Advocacy 3
HPAM 625  Public Health Policy Analysis 3
Year 2 Spring Elective II 3
Elective III 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
HPAM 622 Public Health and Health Care Law 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Spring HPAM 620 Public Health Management 3
HPAM 621 Health Economics 3
Elective III 3
Year 2 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall HPAM 623 Comparative Analyses of Urban Health Care Systems or HPAM 624 Public Health Advocacy 3
HPAM 625  Public Health Policy Analysis 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

MPH in Public Health Nutrition

An MPH in Public Health Nutrition prepares students to promote the nutritional well-being of population groups. Students learn to assess the nutritional needs of various populations, to plan and implement nutrition and food programs and to manage nutritional programs in community and institutional settings. The specialization offers one curriculum for those who are Registered Dietitians (RDs) and another for those without this credential. Graduates work in hospitals; clinics; community programs; local, state, or federal government health departments and in international nutrition programs. Credits: 45

Graduates work to promote the nutritional well-being of population groups by assessing the nutritional needs of populations, evaluating and designing nutrition and food programs, and managing nutritional programs in community and institutional settings. Students have the option to pursue the dietetic internship.

  • Apply research methodology, interpretation of research literature and integration of research principles into evidence-based practice for public health nutrition
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and advocacy skills for public health nutrition
  • Contribute to the design, planning, implementation or evaluation of community nutrition interventions as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Identify and prioritize nutritional problems for individuals at various stages of the life cycle and for diverse population groups using appropriate assessment methodologies
  • Discuss the role of government and organizational systems and policies that influence accessibility, adequacy and safety of the food supply system (production, processing, distribution, consumption), and the relationship of food, nutrition and lifestyle choices in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Use social and behavioral theories to inform public health and nutrition research and practice
Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (18 credits) CHSS 620 Community Health Assessment
FNPH 621 Principles of Public Health Nutrition
FNPH 620 Community Nutrition Education
FNPH 622 Food and Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
FNPH 820 Food Policy
CHSS 624 Health Program Planning and Funding
Elective Coursework (6 credits) Two (2) 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

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall FNPH 620 Community Nutrition Education 3
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
Year 1 Spring FNPH 621 Principles of Public Health Nutrition 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
FNPH 622 Food and Nutrition Through the Lifecycle 3
CHSS 620 Community Health Assessment 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Elective I 3
FNPH 820 Food Policy 3
Year 2 Spring Elective II 3
CHSS 624 Health Program Planning and Funding 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
Year 1 Fall FNPH 620 Community Nutrition Education 3
CHSS 620 Community Health Assessment 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Elective I 3
Year 2 Spring FNPH 621 Principles of Public Health Nutrition 3
FNPH 622 Food and Nutrition Through the Lifecycle 3
CHSS 624 Health Program Planning and Funding 3
Year 2 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall Elective II 3
FNPH 820 Food Policy 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

The MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences program prepares students for careers in the growing field of Industrial Hygiene. Students learn to assess and measure exposures to environmental and occupational hazards and to develop control strategies to remediate these exposures, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that workplaces in every field, from offices to schools to factories, are safe and healthy environments. It offers courses that develop the scientific framework and technical skills needed to achieve these objectives. Its graduates work as inspectors, health and safety specialists and industrial hygienists for government agencies, institutions, consulting firms and businesses.

Students in the MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences are encouraged to apply for financial support from one of the following two scholarship programs:

The New York Community Trust Industrial Hygiene Scholarship

The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) Scholarship

Core Public Health Competencies

  • Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice
  • Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
  • Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
  • Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice

Program Educational Objectives
  • Know common industrial processes, operations and manufacturing techniques found in the US
  • Assess occupational and environmental hazard notification systems such as SDS and transportation placards
  • Identify, describe qualitatively, and quantify agents, factors, and stressors generated by and/or associated with defined sources, unit operations, and/or processes
  • Identify physiological and/or toxic interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors with the human body
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment, dose-response, and risk characterization based on applicable pathways and modes of entry
  • Apply principles of operation, calibration, and methodology for using basic sampling instrumentation to detect chemical and physical agents in the work environment
  • Identify and apply appropriate standard sampling and analytical methods such as those developed by NIOSH, OSHA, and EPA
  • Explain the principles of laboratory operations, including types of analysis, typical costs, sample submittal processes, quality assurance/quality control programs, and laboratory accreditation procedures
  • Generate, review, interpret, and apply statistical and epidemiological data from published research
  • Explain the origin, scientific basis, interpretation, and application of various environmental and occupational exposure limits
  • Evaluate, recommend, and apply administrative and engineering controls and personal protective equipment to reduce or eliminate occupational hazards
  • Demonstrate teamwork, business, and managerial skills to become active in the prudent development, implementation, and management of environmental and occupational hygiene-related programs
  • Prepare technical summaries and reports using the most current technology for managing and presenting data, and incorporating appropriate data and observations from the peer-reviewed environmental and occupational hygiene community
  • Know the fundamental aspects of safety and environmental health
  • Recognize appropriate ethical practices in environmental and occupational hygiene
  • Demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills to attain recognized professional certification
ABET Student Outcomes
General Outcomes
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the disciple
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process procedure or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgement to draw conclusions
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan, tasks, meet deadlines, and risk and uncertainty
Program Outcomes
  • Identify agents, factors, and stressors generated by and/or associated with defined sources, unit operations, and/or processes
  • Describe qualitative and quantitative aspects of generation of agents, factors, and stressors
  • Understand physiological and/or toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors within the human body
  • Assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment, dose-response, and risk characterization based on applicable pathways and modes of entry
  • Calculate, interpret, and apply statistical and epidemiological data
  • Recommend and evaluate engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment controls and/or other interventions to reduce or eliminate hazards
  • Demonstrate an understanding of applicable business and managerial practices
  • Interpret and apply applicable occupational and environmental regulations
  • Understand fundamental aspects of safety and environmental health
  • Attain recognized professional certification
Core Coursework (15 credits) BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management
Required Coursework (19 credits) EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
EOHS 628 Environmental Measurements Laboratory
EOHS 622 Environment and Occupational Toxicology
EOHS 626 Industrial Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality
EOHS 623 Principles of Industrial Hygiene
EOHS 627 Noise and Radiation Hazards and Controls
Elective Coursework (6 credits) Two (2) electives chosen in consultation with academic advisor
Practice Experience (3 credits) PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork
Culminating Experience (3 credits) PUBH 698 Capstone ProjectComprehensive Exam
Total Credits Required 46

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Year 1 Spring EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 3
EOHS 623 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
Elective I 3
EOHS 626 Industrial Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality 3
Year 1 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
EOHS 627 Noise and Radiation Hazards and Controls 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Spring EOHS 628 Environmental Measurements Laboratory 4
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health 3
Year 1 Fall EOHS 620 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
Year 2 Spring EOHS 622 Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 3
EOHS 623 Principles of Industrial Hygiene 3
EOHS 628 Environmental Measurements Laboratory 4
EOHS 626 Industrial Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality 3
Year 2 Summer PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3
Year 2 Fall EOHS 627 Noise and Radiation Hazards and Controls 3
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3

Specialization in MCRSH

The Maternal, Child, Reproductive, and Sexual Health (MCRSH) specialization is available to MPH and DPH students in any concentration, and provides students with sociological, political, familial, and biological context that shape maternal, child, reproductive, and sexual behaviors and health outcomes across the life-span; and with practical experience in research, program implementation, and/or policy developed to reduce MCRSH-related disparities and promote health. Graduates will be able to apply population health approaches to addressing MCRSH-related health issues in government, health care, private, and non-profit health agencies and research settings.

Curriculum

Course Credits
PUBH 840 Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health in Context 3
PUBH 841 Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health: A Life Course Perspective 3
MCRSH Elective 3
Content of practice and culminating experiences should focus on MCRSH 6

Advanced Certificate in Public Health

The Advanced Certificate in Public Health is a 15 credit program consisting of the five core public health courses. It is designed to provide a set of integral skills and knowledge for all public health professions, training students to think critically about the health challenges of populations and gain deeper understanding of multiple factors that lead to these challenges. The Public Health Advanced Certificate will enable students to approach public health problems using an array of evidence-based approaches, tools, and methods.

Most students should be able to complete the certificate program in one year. All courses are available online in both the fall and spring semesters.

Completion of this certificate program will prepare students for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is the only professional certification in public health. Learn more here: https://www.nbphe.org.

The credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the CUNY MPH program or transferred into academic programs at other institutions (subject to transfer policies). The maximum number of allowable transfer credits that can be transferred into the advanced certificate is 3 credits. These credits must be at the graduate level, from an accredited public health program, with a grade of B or better, and should not have been used toward another degree.

Students who successfully complete the Public Health Advanced Certificate will be eligible to apply to  the CUNY MPH degree program through a streamlined process.

Please note that financial aid and student loans are not available for this certificate program. You may be eligible for payment plans with CUNY. For more information on payment plans, please review the SPH payment options page.

Required Coursework BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics
EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Health
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management
Elective Coursework No Electives Required
Practice Experience No Fieldwork Required
Culminating Experience No Capstone Required
Total Credits Required 15
Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall EOHS 610 Fundamentals of Environmental Health 3
CHSS 610 Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Health 3
HPAM 610 Fundamentals of Health Policy and Management 3
Year 1 Spring EPID 610 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
BIOS 610 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3