Public health focuses on protecting and improving the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Our department is dedicated to arming students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop, implement and monitor public health initiatives such as immunization programs, infectious disease monitoring, cancer and asthma prevention, drinking water quality, and injury prevention. Our graduates work in the public, non-profit and private sectors and span many disciplines. Their work includes designing educational programs and interventions, developing policies, administering services, conducting research, and regulating health systems.
The M.P.H. program in the Department of Public Health has the following specializations:
Our full-time faculty are experienced researchers and recognized experts in public health. Their work is supplemented by part-time and adjunct faculty who are themselves senior administrators at hospitals and health care organizations, practicing epidemiologists, industrial hygiene specialists, health educators, and advocates. As such, we partner in important ways with the leaders of major industries and organizations with roots in Westchester. We are actively engaged in conducting and publishing applied research in areas such as the burden of injury and illness, community needs assessment, programmatic and economic evaluation of public health interventions, infectious disease, and chronic disease epidemiology; maternal and child health; the role of information technology, provisions and policies impacting long-term care, and employee health, safety, and wellbeing.
Our Master of Public Health program is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (D.H.S.) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) designated program which may allow international students on an F-1 visa to remain in the United States (U.S.) or an additional two years after graduation to receive training through work experience. The STEM-designated program will provide international students with professional opportunities to enhance their skills and proficiency in a career in public health.
The Department of Public Health offers the M.P.H. and Dr.P.H as well as a variety of certificates. Our M.P.H. and certificate programs are offered both on campus and fully online as distance learning programs.