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M.P.H. Generalist

Effective Spring 2023

Courses are offered both on campus and online.

The School of Health Sciences and Practice and the Department of Public Health are excited to announce a Master of Public HealthGeneralist program. This decision was made based on feedback from prospective students and national demand for public health professionals since the COVID Pandemic.

In response to this demand, the 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 (typically 12-18 credits) in areas such as:
Global Health, Health Administration, Health Education, and Emergency Management.

While earning the M.P.H. Generalist, students may use elective credits to acquire a certificate in the following areas:  

  • Global Health (12 hours)
  • Health Care Administration (12 hours)
  • Environmental Health (15 hours)
  • Industrial Hygiene (15 hours)
  • Applied Biostatistics (15 hours)
  • Emergency Management (15 hours)
  • Health Education Certificate (18 hours)


Program Highlights

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. 

Graduates of the M.P.H. Generalist are able to provide solutions to all areas of healthcare and in settings that are local, national or global in nature.

Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Personal statement 
  • Resume
  • Two recommendations
  • For more information contact Admissions at 914-594-4510 or email questions to shsp_admissions@nymc.edu

International Applicants – An evaluation of all foreign transcripts by an agency such as World Education Services, and TOEFL, IELTS, or USMLE (step 2)