4+1 Programs

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and select Colleges offer an accelerated pipeline program to a master’s degree for students interested in a career in public health.

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The 4+1 program will allow students at partner CUNY colleges to take up to 12 credits of graduate level courses at CUNY SPH during their junior and senior years, with courses counting for both undergraduate and graduate credits (depending on the student’s major and equivalency requirements) allowing for the completion of a bachelor’s degree from the student’s undergraduate CUNY college and a master of public health (MPH) or master of science (MS) degree from CUNY SPH in five years rather than six. CUNY undergraduate students can apply to the program for spring or summer admission.

Accepted students will be provisionally admitted to CUNY SPH pending successful completion of their bachelor’s degree at their undergraduate CUNY college. Once students have received their undergraduate degree, they will be admitted to CUNY SPH, and will not be required to complete an application in SOPHAS. All other requirements applicable to CUNY SPH students generally will also apply to 4+1 program students.

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Learn more about the programs available to students at each of our partner colleges.