MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy

MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy (online program)

The MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy program is designed to provide professionals with the content expertise and research methods required to evaluate, develop and design global and migrant health policies. The program’s core curriculum is rooted in public health competencies while its content and context is framed with respect to global health policy development and national, state/provincial and municipal policy effecting migrant populations in urban settings in high-, low-, and middle-income countries.

This 33-credit program is offered in an online format to accommodate working professionals who are interested in advancing in the field. Course content is designed for professionals in organizations working to address and/or advance the health of migrant populations and/or to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the better use of evidence informed policy. Students will leave CUNY’s MS in Global and Migrant Health Policy program with the skills and networks necessary to formulate and evaluate evidence-based policies and programs, returning to their host (or new) organization well-placed to increase their institutions’ implementation science capacity.

While we cannot issue an F-1 visa for a fully online degree program, our online offerings provide a chance for international students to earn an affordable, quality degree from the City University of New York while residing in their home country.

Admission Requirements
  • Completed SOPHAS application
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with GPA (overall and major) of at least 3.0
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose (recommended length is 500 words)
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores are required if language of instruction for prior degrees was not English
    • Paper-based test: 550
    • Computer administered test: 233
    • Internet-based test: 60 (reading score, writing score, and listening score)
  • Transcript evaluation from WES or ECE for foreign transcripts
Deadlines to apply
Spring 2020:  We will begin accepting applications on August 15, 2019. The deadline is December 1, 2019.
Fall 2020:  The deadline is March 1, 2020.

This degree program is fully online.

Foundational Knowledge (0 credits) PUBH 601 Foundations of Public Health Knowledge*

 

Core Coursework (6 credits) PUBH 613 Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research
PUBH 614 Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research
Required Coursework (18 credits) HPAM 621 Health Economics
HPAM 623 Comparative Analysis of Urban Health Care Systems
HPAM 626 International and Migrant Health Organizations
HPAM 627 Migration and Health
HPAM 628 Global Health Policy and Politics
HPAM 629 Global Health Law: Human Rights, Regulation, Migration, and Trade
Elective Coursework (6 credits) Two (2) electives chosen in consultation with faculty advisor
Culminating Experience (3 credits) PUBH 698 Capstone Project
Total Credits Required 33

*PUBH 601 must be completed during a student’s first semester. Students who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a CEPH-accredited college will be waived from this requirement.

Core Competencies:

  • Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice
  • Apply concepts from relevant scientific disciplines, such as toxicology and physiology, to anticipate effects of environmental, occupational and nutritional exposures on both human health and overall planetary health
  • Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
  • Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
  • Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice

Concentration Competencies:

  • Apply strategic analysis and systems thinking to a range of complex and interrelated factors shaping global and migrant health trends to inform policy formulation at the local, national, and international levels
  • Apply health equity, social justice, and legal frameworks for analysis of strategies to address the health implications of migration and displacement across the geo-political border
  • Apply ethical and analytic reasoning in diverse economic, political, and cultural contexts to strategies and policies intended to improve global and migrant health
  • Collaborate and partner with a diverse range of stakeholders to build capacity to advance evidence-based policy, practice, and research goals addressing global and migrant health issues
  • Develop and strengthen socio-cultural and political awareness affecting health within diverse cultural settings and across local, regional, national, and international political landscapes

For students beginning their program during the fall semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Fall PUBH 613: Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research 3
HPAM 627: Migration and Health 3
HPAM 626: International and Migrant Health Organizations 3
Elective I 3
Year 1 Spring PUBH 614: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research 3
HPAM 621: Health Economics 3
HPAM 623: Comparative Analyses of Urban Health Care Systems 3
HPAM 628: Global Health Policy and Politics 3
Year 2 Fall PUBH 698: Capstone Project 3
HPAM 629: Global Health Law: Human Rights, Regulation, Migration, and Trade 3
Elective II 3

 

For students beginning their program during the spring semester:

Semester Course Credits
Year 1 Spring PUBH 613: Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research 3
HPAM 623: Comparative Analyses of Urban Health Care Systems 3
HPAM 628: Global Health Policy and Politics 3
Elective I 3
Year 1 Fall PUBH 614: Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research 3
HPAM 627: Migration and Health 3
HPAM 626: International and Migrant Health Organizations 3
HPAM 629: Global Health Law: Human Rights, Regulation, Migration, and Trade 3
Year 2 Spring PUBH 698: Capstone Project 3
HPAM 621: Health Economics 3
Elective II 3

*PUBH 601 must be completed during a student’s first semester. Students who obtained a bachelor’s degree from a CEPH-accredited college will be waived from this requirement.