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Accelerated M.P.H. Generalist

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

Program Description:
The accelerated M.P.H. Generalist 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. M.P.H. Generalist will allow students to tailor their educational experience by earning 18 and 21 elective credits in the overall 42-credit degree program. Students may choose elective courses based on interest or choose a concentration to fulfill the requirements for earning an Advanced Certificate (between 12-18 credits) in areas such as Global Health, Health Administration, Health Education, and Emergency Management.

The faculty brings a wealth of experience to the classroom with professional backgrounds in law, medicine, corporate, and research settings.  The cohort model and lock-step curriculum allow 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 14 courses (42 credits).

  • Summer – 4 courses (12 credits)
  • Fall – 6 courses (18 credits)
  • Spring – 4 courses (12 credits)
  • Comprehensive examination


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 an M.P.H. prior to residency are eligible to apply. The following must be submitted prior to the application deadline of April 1:

  • Application through SOPHAS 
  • A Personal Statement of approximately 250 words, indicating career and professional goals as they relate to the program
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary education completed
  • Resume

Contact the SHSP Office of Admissions for more information on eligibility requirements or call (914) 594-4510.