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Accelerated M.P.H. Health Policy and Management

The Accelerated M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management is offered as a blended program with a combination of on-campus and online classes (residency required).

Program Description:
The accelerated M.P.H. with a concentration in Health Policy and Management is offered on-campus and online in a 12-month format over 3 consecutive semesters (summer, fall, and spring).  It is designed to complement the education of physicians and other healthcare practitioners by providing a deeper understanding of concepts and principles of public health, community outreach, and systems management. Graduates of our program will be focused on developing the skills needed to derive and implement solutions affecting healthcare from a policy, management and planning perspective. Graduates are able to deliver solutions to all areas of healthcare and in settings that are local, national or global in nature.

Students participating in the program will cultivate their knowledge and expertise in:

  • Concepts and principles of public health;
  • Health reform in the U.S.;
  • Socio-cultural components affecting community health needs;
  • The use of biometrics to evaluate the quality of patient care and delivery systems, including patient safety and quality improvement initiatives;
  • Environmental influences on public health;
  • The structure and management of healthcare delivery systems.

The faculty brings a wealth of experience to the classroom with professional background in law, medicine, corporate and research settings.  The cohort model and lock-step curriculum allows for maximum faculty contact and collaboration with fellow students. Courses that will be available online are taught by the same faculty as on campus, and academic standards related to curriculum, requirements and rigor are identical.

Program Format:
The schedule is designed to be completed in one year beginning in the summer semester.  The curriculum consists of 15 courses (45 credits) and public health practicum for a total of 46 credits.

  • Summer – 5 courses (15 credits)
  • Fall – 6 courses plus practicum initiation (19 credits)
  • Spring – 4 courses (12 credits)
  • Comprehensive examination

Admissions:
Admission is limited to medical students, physicians and other healthcare professionals with advanced or terminal degrees. Students who are currently enrolled in a Medical Degree program and wish to take a Gap year or who have finished the Medical Degree and wish to complete a M.P.H. prior to residency are eligible to apply. The following must be submitted prior to the application deadline of April 1:

  1. Application through http://www.sophas.org
  2. A Personal Statement of approximately 250 words, indicating career and professional goals as they relate to the program
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary education completed
  4. Two (2) recommendations
  5. Resume

Contact the Admissions Office for more information on eligibility requirements at (914) 594-4510 or shsp_admissions@nymc.edu