Master’s Students

Program of Study Worksheets

Program of Study Worksheets detail the coursework needed for graduation. You should periodically consult with an advisor to ensure you are on track for graduation.

Find the MPH and MS Program of Study Worksheets here.

Fieldwork

Supervised fieldwork is an opportunity for MPH students to apply the knowledge and skills they are gaining through MPH coursework into practice. Students must complete 180 hours in a fieldwork placement, working on an approved project at a host organization. Supervised fieldwork counts for 3 credits conferred by CUNY SPH toward the MPH degree.

Fieldwork Information Sessions

Contact info: oel@sph.cuny.edu

Capstone

This course consists of a structured seminar aimed at allowing students to apply experiences gained during their graduate program and synthesize that knowledge and experience in the form of a major writing project. It is expected that students use a combination of synthesized evidence, theoretical models, and empirical research to answer a public health research question or practice problem using interdisciplinary perspectives.

Capstone Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Staff Advisors are here to help you with degree requirements, registration, CUNY SPH policies and procedures, and academic goal setting. We recommend you speak with a staff advisor at least once per semester.

Your Faculty Advisor is a faculty member from your department. You should meet with your faculty advisor to discuss long-term academic and career goals. Faculty advisors should be consulted for questions regarding elective choices, fieldwork, and your capstone project.

Students can meet with any staff advisor. You can set up an appointment with a staff advisor here or stop by the Advising Office during the posted drop-in hours.

Faculty advisors are assigned during the first few weeks of a student’s first semester at SPH. If you are a current student and unsure who your faculty advisor is, you should contact advising@sph.cuny.edu.

You should definitely speak with an advisor. Prior to your appointment, we’ll ask that you fill out a Program of Study Worksheet to discuss with your advisor.

Review the information found under the Register for Classes section of our policies and procedures page. If you are still facing difficulties, you should reach out to the CUNY SPH Registrar or the Advising Office.

Students should consult the recommended course sequences for their specific program which can be found on the master’s programs page.

We also suggest students speak with a staff or faculty advisor before registering for classes; it is especially useful to consult your faculty advisor regarding electives to ensure your selected coursework aligns with your professional goals.

No, unfortunately, not all required courses are offered every semester. You should consult our schedule of required courses when planning your course load.

Yes, we typically recommend students take no more than 12 credits per semester. However, you can take up to 16 credits in the Fall or Spring semesters, up to 4 during the Winter, and up to 10 during the Summer. If you wish to take additional credits, you will need to submit a Credit Overload Request.

Transfer credit requests need to be approved by the College’s Curriculum Committee (for core courses) or the appropriate department (for electives). Visit the Transfer Credits section of our policies and procedures page to submit a transfer credit request.

We recommend you first read over our Capstone Handbook. You should also consult with your faculty advisor to discuss a project that aligns with your professional goals. If you don’t know who your faculty advisor is, contact advising@sph.cuny.edu.

First, we recommend you reach out to your professors. Additionally, the Office of Student Academic Support offers quantitative tutoring and writing assistance. You may also wish to meet with a staff advisor to discuss study skills and time management techniques.

You should visit our Library Services page for more information on using our library resources. If you need further assistance, you can contact library@sph.cuny.edu.

All required and optional textbooks are listed on the SPH Online Bookstore. Simply log in with your CUNYfirst ID to order textbooks from a personalized list (based on your registered coursework). Additionally, course reserve textbooks are available for on-campus use in the 7th floor study lounge.

Send us an email at advising@sph.cuny.edu and we’ll put you in touch with the right person!

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