York College 4+1

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

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This program will allow York College students 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 York College and a master of public health (MPH) or master of science (MS) degree from CUNY SPH in five years rather than six.

Use the links below to explore the available master’s programs and recommended course sequences for each track.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs

Visit the MPH in Community Health program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Spring semester: PUBH 601, PUBH 611, PUBH 613
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Spring semester: CHSS 622, CHSS 624
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 612, PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: CHSS 623, CHSS 625, CHSS 696, Elective I
Spring semester: CHSS 698, Elective II, Elective III

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 611, PUBH 613)
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Spring semester: PUBH 601, CHSS 622, CHSS 624
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 612, PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: CHSS 623, CHSS 625, CHSS 696, Elective I
Spring semester: CHSS 698, Elective II, Elective III

Visit the MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 610, PUBH 613
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: EOHS 633, EOHS 630
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 611, PUBH 612, PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: EOHS 621, EOHS 634, PUBH 696, Elective I
Spring semester: EOHS 622, PUBH 698, Elective II

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 613)
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: PUBH 601, EOHS 633, EOHS 630
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 611, PUBH 612, PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: EOHS 621, EOHS 634, PUBH 696, Elective I
Spring semester: EOHS 622, PUBH 698, Elective II

 

Visit the MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 613, PUBH 614
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Spring semester: EPID 620, BIOS 620
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 611, PUBH 612)
Year 5 Fall semester: EPID 621, BIOS 621, PUBH 696, Elective I
Spring semester: EPID 622, PUBH 698, Elective II

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 613, PUBH 614)
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Spring semester: PUBH 601, EPID 620, BIOS 620
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 611, PUBH 612)
Year 5 Fall semester: EPID 621, BIOS 621, PUBH 696, Elective I
Spring semester: EPID 622, PUBH 698, Elective II

 

Visit the MPH in Health Policy and Management program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 610, PUBH 613
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: HPAM 622, HPAM 624
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 611, PUBH 612, PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: HPAM 625, PUBH 696, Elective I, Elective II
Spring semester: HPAM 620, HPAM 621, PUBH 698

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 613)
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: PUBH 601, HPAM 622, HPAM 624
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 611, PUBH 612, PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: HPAM 625, PUBH 696, Elective I, Elective II
Spring semester: HPAM 620, HPAM 621, PUBH 698

 

Visit the MPH in Public Health Nutrition program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 613, PUBH 614
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: FNPH 620, FNPH 624
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 611, PUBH 612)
Year 5 Fall semester: FNPH 820, PUBH 696, Elective I, Elective II
Spring semester: FNPH 622, FNPH 623, PUBH 698

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 613, PUBH 614)
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: PUBH 601, FNPH 620, FNPH 624
Summer Three online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 611, PUBH 612)
Year 5 Fall semester: FNPH 820, PUBH 696, Elective I, Elective II
Spring semester: FNPH 622, FNPH 623, PUBH 698

 

Master of Science (MS) Programs

Visit the MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 613
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: EOHS 633, EOHS 623
Spring semester: EOHS 626
Summer One online core course (PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: EOHS 625, EOHS 627, EOHS 643, Elective I
Spring semester: EOHS 622, PUBH 698, Elective II, Elective III

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer One online core course (PUBH 613)
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: EOHS 633, EOHS 623
Spring semester: PUBH 601, EOHS 626
Summer One online core course (PUBH 614)
Year 5 Fall semester: EOHS 625, EOHS 627, EOHS 643, Elective I
Spring semester: EOHS 622, PUBH 698, Elective II, Elective III

 

Visit the MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy program page. Please note this is a fully online program.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 613
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: HPAM 626
Summer PUBH 614
Year 5 Fall semester: HPAM 627, HPAM 629, Elective I, Elective II
Spring semester: HPAM 621, HPAM 623, HPAM 628, PUBH 698

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer PUBH 613
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: PUBH 601, HPAM 626
Summer PUBH 614
Year 5 Fall semester: HPAM 627, HPAM 629, Elective I, Elective II
Spring semester: HPAM 621, HPAM 623, HPAM 628, PUBH 698

 

Visit the MS in Health Communication for Social Change program page. Please note this is a fully online program.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 611, PUBH 613
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Spring semester: CHSS 628
Summer PUBH 610, PUBH 612, PUBH 614
Year 5 Fall semester: CHSS 626, CHSS 629, CHSS 630
Spring semester: CHSS 627, PUBH 698, Elective

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer PUBH 611, PUBH 613
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Spring semester: PUBH 601, CHSS 628
Summer PUBH 610, PUBH 612, PUBH 614
Year 5 Fall semester: CHSS 626, CHSS 629, CHSS 630
Spring semester: CHSS 627, PUBH 698, Elective

 

Visit the MS in Population Health Informatics program page. Please note this program is fully online.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the spring semester

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
PUBH 601, PUBH 610, PUBH 613
Summer  
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: PUBH 612
Summer PUBH 611, PUBH 614
Year 5 Fall semester: EPID 630, EPID 632, EPID 634, EPID 635
Spring semester: EPID 631, EPID 633, EPID 700

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students starting in the summer session

Semester Course
Year 1 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 2 York College undergraduate courses
Summer  
Year 3 York College undergraduate courses
Summer PUBH 610, PUBH 613
Year 4 York College undergraduate courses
Fall semester: PUBH 601, PUBH 612
Summer PUBH 611, PUBH 614
Year 5 Fall semester: EPID 630, EPID 632, EPID 634, EPID 635
Spring semester: EPID 631, EPID 633, EPID 700

 

4+1 Program Information

York College students in good standing who have:

  • completed 75 undergraduate credits or more (juniors)
  • maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher

Application is a two-step process.

Step 1: Apply internally

Initially, eligible York College students will apply to the York College 4+1 Admissions Committee with a personal statement. The Admissions Committee will also look up your transcript. The application deadline is December 1, 2021 for students wishing to start in the Spring 2022 semester, and February 15, 2022 for students withing to start in the Summer 2022 session.

Students who are accepted through this initial process will be eligible to begin taking graduate level courses at CUNY SPH in spring or summer via e-permit. Accepted students may earn up to 12 credits in graduate courses that will apply towards your master’s degree at CUNY SPH and may (depending on your major and equivalency requirements) also apply towards your York College bachelor’s degree.

To remain in the program, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, have a declared major, maintain full-time undergraduate status, and earn a grade of B or better in your graduate coursework.

Step 2: After graduating from York College

You will be provisionally admitted to CUNY SPH the following summer, and will not be required to complete an application in SOPHAS (which is a sort of CommonApp for schools of public health). The GRE is waived for all applicants except those applying to the Epidemiology and Biostatistics program. All other requirements will apply. Application fees will be waived by CUNY SPH.

CUNY SPH will waive your application fee. All CUNY SPH courses taken while the students are undergraduates will be e-permit courses. (Note: precise transfer equivalencies will be determined when applicable by the appropriate academic departments at the students’ home campuses.)

CUNY SPH courses taken while you are still a York College student will be included in your York College tuition waiver if they are applied to your undergraduate degree. For graduate courses that are not applied to the undergraduate degree, CUNY graduate tuition will be charged.

Students will be responsible for paying their CUNY SPH tuition after graduating from Queens College (CUNY SPH does offer various financial aid opportunities).

York College 4+1 Program FAQs

Contact Nicholas Grosskopf, Deputy Chair of the HHP Department and Professor & Coordinator of the York College (YC) Public Health Program, at ngrosskopf@york.cuny.edu.

To apply, you need to be a York College student with a declared major who is in good standing with a GPA of at least 3.2, and have completed at least 75 undergraduate credits. If you are accepted into the program, you must be able to complete your remaining undergraduate degree requirements on schedule (by the end of your 8th undergraduate semester) while taking the required CUNY SPH courses according to the specified course sequences.

When you apply, you need to submit a 1-2 page statement of interest, and an unofficial (CUNYfirst) transcript.

The GRE requirement is waived for all applicants except those who pursue the MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics degree.

The usual CUNY SPH application fee of $135 will be waived for York College students.

The recommended course sequences detail what courses and sequence for each degree.

CUNY SPH holds classes at their Harlem campus (55 West 125th Street) and online.

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