Macaulay 4+1 Program

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

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

This program is recommended for students who are headed to medical school and want a more specialized academic track, or students who are not interested in pursuing medical school, but want to enter a health-related profession.

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

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 611, PUBH 613)
Year 4 Macaulay 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 II

Printable version of program info

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

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 613)
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

Visit the MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 613, PUBH 614)
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

Visit the MPH in Health Policy and Management program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 610, PUBH 613)
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

Visit the MPH in Public Health Nutrition program page.

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer Two online core courses (PUBH 613, PUBH 614)
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

Master of Science (MS) programs

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

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer One online core course (PUBH 613)
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

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

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer PUBH 613
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

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

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer PUBH 611, PUBH 613
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

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

Recommended course sequence for 4+1 students

Semester Course
Year 1 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 2 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer
Year 3 Macaulay undergraduate courses
Summer PUBH 610, PUBH 613
Year 4 Macaulay 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

Printable version of program info

4+1 Program Information

Macaulay students in good standing who have:

  • completed 75 undergraduate credits or more (juniors)
  • maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Application is a two-step process.

Step 1: Apply internally

Initially, eligible Macaulay students will apply to the Macaulay 4+1 Admissions Committee with a personal statement. The Admissions Committee will also look up your transcript. Applications will open February 7, 2021 and the application deadline is March 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST.

Students who are accepted through this initial process will be eligible to begin taking graduate level courses at CUNY SPH in Summer 2021 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 Macaulay bachelor’s degree.

To remain in the program, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 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 Macaulay

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 Macaulay student will be included in your Macaulay 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 Macaulay (CUNY SPH does offer various financial aid opportunities).