MPH in Community Health – Revised Curriculum for Fall 2019
MPH in Community Health is the social and behavioral sciences arm of the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy’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: 42
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 concentrations||
|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.
|Foundational Knowledge (0 credits)||PUBH 601 Foundations of Public Health Knowledge*
|Core Coursework (15 credits)||PUBH 610 Public Health Leadership & Management|
|PUBH 611 Health Equity, Communication, and Advocacy|
|PUBH 612 Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions|
|PUBH 613 Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research|
|PUBH 614 Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research|
|Required Coursework (12 credits)||CHSS 622 Community Organizing to Advance Health and Social Justice|
|CHSS 623 Applied Mixed Methods in Community Health Research|
|CHSS 624 Community Health Program Planning, Evaluation, and Sustainability|
|CHSS 625 Advanced Seminar on Intersectoral Partnerships|
|Elective Coursework (12 credits)||Four (4) electives chosen in consultation with faculty advisor|
|Practice Experience (1.5 credits)||CHSS 696 Community Health Practice Collaborative I|
|Culminating Experience (1.5 credits)||CHSS 698 Community Health Practice Collaborative II|
|Total Credits Required||42|
*PUBH 601 must be completed during a student’s first semester. Students who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a CEPH-accredited college will be waived from this requirement.