MD-MPH in Health Policy and Management

Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Policy and Management for Einstein MD students

An MPH in Health Policy and Management prepares students to plan and manage public health programs in a variety of urban settings; analyze the impact of health and non-health policies on population health; and advocate for policies that promote the health of urban populations. It emphasizes intersectoral approaches to policy and management in urban settings and the economic dimensions of health policy. Graduates work in health and other settings as managers, policy analysts or policy advocates.

Graduates plan and manage public health programs, analyze the impact of policies on population health, and design and advocate for policies that promote the health of populations.

Medical students at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine can complete their MD and MPH in Health Policy and Management degrees in 4+1 years by following the recommended course sequence and completing the MPH courses described in the curriculum tab below.

Admission Requirements
  • Completed application
  • A transcript from Einstein sent to CUNY SPH (when applying for matriculated status in an MPH Program)
Additional Admission Requirements for the MPH program
  • Good academic standing at Einstein (for matriculated or non-matriculated status)
  • A cumulative GPA in CUNY SPH online courses of 3.7 or greater (when applying for matriculated status in an MPH Program)
Deadline to Apply for Summer 2020
February 1, 2020

Pre-Application Requirements

Medical students enrolled at Einstein who are pursuing their MDs, have successfully completed the Fall 2019 semester at Einstein, and are in good academic standing, may enroll in online core courses at CUNY SPH, taken on a non-matriculated basis, during the Summer 2020 session. Such students will continue their full-time coursework at Einstein during their second and third years. During the Fall semester of their third year, these students may formally apply for admission to the MPH program via a no-fee, fast-track application.

Those Einstein students in the 4+1 pathway who participate in an Einstein-sponsored practical experience such as the Einstein Global Health Fellowship, may register for a CUNY SPH fieldwork course and use the Einstein practical experience to fulfill their fieldwork requirement for an MPH.

Application Requirements

To be eligible for the CUNY SPH fast-tracked application process, students must have remained in good academic standing at Einstein by the end of their second year and have a cumulative GPA in their CUNY SPH online courses of 3.7 or greater. If admitted to the program, students will follow the degree completion schedule (4+1 pathway) detailed in the Recommended Course Sequence section of this page.

Einstein students who do not meet the criteria for the CUNY SPH fast-track application process may complete the standard SPH application available on SOPHAS and pay the application fee to have their application reviewed by the SPH Admissions Committee for decision.

Course Requirements Credits Prerequisites Semester taken by Einstein 4+1 MD-MPH students
Foundational Knowledge (0 credits)
PUBH 601 Foundations of Public Health Knowledge* 0 Summer online
5 Core Courses (15 credits)
PUBH 610 Public Health Leadership and Management 3 Summer online**
PUBH 611 Health Equity, Communication, and Advocacy 3 Summer online**
PUBH 612 Designing and Evaluating Public Health Interventions 3 Summer online**
PUBH 613 Designs, Concepts, and Methods in Public Health Research 3 Summer online**
PUBH 614 Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Methods in Public Health Research 3 Summer online**
5 Concentration Courses (15 credits)
HPAM 622 Public Health and Health Care Law 3 Core courses Fall year 4
HPAM 623 Comparative Analyses of Urban Health Care Systems

or

HPAM 624 Public Health Advocacy

3 Core courses Fall year 4
HPAM 625 Public Health Policy Analysis 3 Core courses Fall year 4
HPAM 620 Public Health Management 3 PUBH 613 Spring year 4
HPAM 621 Health Economics 3 PUBH 613 Spring year 4
Two Elective Courses (6 credits)
Elective 1 3 Fall year 4
Elective 2 3 Spring year 4
Practice & Culminating Experience (6 credits)
PUBH 696 Supervised Fieldwork 3 Waived Summer or Fall year 4***
PUBH 698 Capstone Project 3 30 MPH Credits (modified) Spring year 4
Total Credits: 42

 

*Students who have an undergraduate or graduate degree in public health from a CEPH-accredited institution are waived from this requirement.

**Upon completion of the 5 MPH core courses, students receive an Advanced Certificate in Public Health. The core courses will also be applied toward the MPH degree should a student choose to continue in the MPH program and complete the coursework for the degree during the fourth year of studies.

***Students may use the Einstein global health fellowship to fulfill PUBH 696 (Fieldwork). Alternately, students may participate in another CUNY SPH-approved fieldwork experience during the summer or during the fall of their fourth year while also completing coursework.  Students should contact the CUNY SPH Office for Experiential Learning for fieldwork opportunities and approval at least one semester before they plan to start fieldwork.

 

Semester Course
Year 1 Einstein medical school coursework
Summer Two MPH online core courses. Choose from among: PUBH 610, PUBH 611, PUBH 612, PUBH 613, PUBH 614*
Einstein Global Health Fellowship or other CUNY SPH approved fieldwork**
Year 2 Einstein medical school coursework
Year 3
Einstein medical school coursework
Year 4 Complete MPH requirements

  • Three MPH online core courses. Choose from among: PUBH 610, PUBH 611, PUBH 612, PUBH 613, PUBH 614*
  • Fall coursework: HPAM 622, HPAM 623, HPAM 625, Elective 1, PUBH 696**
  • Spring coursework: HPAM 620, HPAM 621, Elective 2, PUBH 698

Einstein Global Health Fellowship or other CUNY SPH approved fieldwork**

Year 5 Einstein medical school coursework

 

*Upon completion of the 5 MPH core courses, students receive an Advanced Certificate in Public Health. The core courses will also be applied toward the MPH degree should a student choose to continue in the MPH program and complete the coursework for the degree during the fourth year of studies.

**Students may use the Einstein global health fellowship to fulfill PUBH 696 (Fieldwork). Alternately, students may participate in another CUNY SPH-approved fieldwork experience during the summer or during the fall of their fourth year while also completing coursework.  Students should contact the CUNY SPH Office for Experiential Learning for fieldwork opportunities and approval at least one semester before they plan to start fieldwork.

Students are required to meet with the coordinator/advisor from each institution upon entering the program to confirm degree requirements, course sequencing, and research plans, and then at least once per semester thereafter.

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