FAQ

  1. What degrees are offered at the CUNY School of Public Health?
  2. Is the school accredited?
  3. How can I learn more about Admissions Requirements?
  4. Is there Spring admission for any of the CUNY SPH degree programs?
  5. What is the deadline to apply?
  6. Can I apply online?
  7. Can I apply to more than one program?
  8. Will you accept other exams in lieu of the GRE?
  9. Is student housing available?
  10. Can I attend classes Part-Time?
  11. I am interested in completing the prerequisites for the Nutrition MPH or MS programs, should I take them at the Hunter Campus?

1. What degrees are offered at the CUNY School of Public Health?

Please CLICK HERE for a complete listing of all 17 degrees that are offered.  Use the pull-down menus to sort by degree type (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral) and campus (Hunter, Brooklyn, Lehman, Graduate Center).  Since the CUNY SPH is comprised of public health programs across 4 different campuses, it is important to note the home campus of the specialization you are interested in, since that will be the campus you actually apply to.

2. Is the school accredited?

Yes, we are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  You can read more by CLICKING HERE .

3. How can I learn more about Admissions Requirements?

Beyond reviewing the details hyperlinked below, we suggest that all prospective students attend an Information Session in order to learn more about the school and specific degree program requirements.  Faculty representatives will be available to help answer any additional questions you may have. You can view the full upcoming calendar, and RSVP to an event through our Information Sessions webpage .

You can view Admission Information and Curriculum Outlines by clicking on the links below:

CLICK HERE for Coursework and Curriculum for all DPH Specializations

4. Is there Spring admission for any of the CUNY SPH degree programs?

No, admission occurs once a year for the Fall semester only.

5. What is the deadline to apply?

December 15 – Domestic and international applicants to the DPH program

February 1 – Undergraduate programs in Community Health and Nutrition and Food Science.  Graduate applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas.

March 1 – Graduate programs.
*With the exception of international students.

6. Can I apply online?

Yes, for the Undergraduate Programs you must use the Transfer Application. Please note that for the Community Health Bachelor of Science program, there is an additional paper “Departmental Application” you can download.

For the Graduate and Doctoral Programs you must use SOPHAS to apply.

7. Can I apply to more than one program?

We strongly suggest that you choose one area of specialization at the time of application.

8. Will you accept other exams in lieu of the GRE?

No, we only consider GRE scores.

9. Is student housing available?

Please visit the following webpage for more details: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/residences/welcome-page

10. Can I attend classes Part-Time?

Yes, many of our Graduate and Doctoral students attend classes part-time and work full-time.  The Nutrition MS program however, suggests full-time attendance since classes are primarily offered during the day.

11. I am interested in completing the prerequisites for the Nutrition MPH or MS programs, should I take them at the Hunter Campus?

Since the science courses get closed very early at Hunter, we suggest that prospective graduate students complete their prerequisites as an “Undergraduate Second Degree” student at a local Community College.  If you are interested in taking them at one of the CUNY campuses, you can utilize the ” CUNY TIPPS ” tool to check equivalencies between courses.

For more details on the Nutrition MS program with DPD, please CLICK HERE