New Unified CUNY SPH
Frequently Asked Questions
On November 23, 2015, City University of New York trustees voted to restructure the CUNY School of Public Health as a unified graduate school. This move allows our school to become a stronger institution, to be renamed as the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. The resolution disbanded the inefficient “consortial” model of governance, with its five administrative units, and will now allow faculty and students to more effectively build the school’s reputation as a leader in public health, global health, and health equity.
While the trustees’ decision is a positive development for the school, and for CUNY, it raises questions for our students. While new questions will continue to arise over time, Student Services has created this document to answer some of the first questions we have been receiving from students.
For More Information:
As always, we encourage you to check the CUNY Student Services website for more information about announcements and contacting us for more information. We will also continue to share information on this transition through the CUNY SPH Facebook page, so be sure to connect with us there.
Office of Student Services will also host virtual information sessions starting on Monday, December 14, 2015. These virtual sessions will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:30am to 1pm, and Thursday from 3:30pm-5pm throughout this transition process.
Thank you for entrusting your education to the CUNY School of Public Health. All of us are committed to creating an institution that will be more capable than ever to promote health and social justice in New York City and across the globe through innovation and leadership, and we appreciate your support throughout this exciting process.
For more information, please contact:
Ashish Joshi PhD, MBBS, MPH
Assistant Dean of Students and Alumni Affairs
55West 125th street
7th Floor, Room 715
New York, NY 10027