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Public Health Degree Programs Core Course Requirements and Competencies

Upon graduation, a student with an M.P.H. degree, regardless of program, must satisfy the core competencies listed below. 

The core course requirements for the M.P.H. degree are:

A student who completes master’s degree requirements later than the fourth anniversary of the semester of entry into the School of Health Sciences and Practice may also be required to pass a comprehensive written examination in addition to any culminating experience as part of the requirements for the degree.


General - Computer Proficiency
All students are expected to be proficient in the use of the computer applications of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, in the use of the New York Medical College network, and in the use of the Internet on the World Wide Web.

Core M.P.H. Competencies
Students completing an M.P.H. degree, regardless of program, should be able to manifest core competencies found in the M.P.H. Core Competencies document.

Individual Program Specific Competencies
Upon graduation, a student with an M.P.H. degree, regardless of program, should be able to manifest the following program specific competencies: