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Master of Public Health

 

Address important issues within population health.

The Master of Public Health program is developed on a broad, multidisciplinary perspective reflective of the discipline. The M.P.H. degree program at Adelphi University provides society with knowledgeable and professionally educated people to enhance the public health infrastructure and the health of populations. The program provides students with a wide range of skills and tools necessary to work in the public health arena. The integrated, evidence-based core and foundational courses, along with a concentration, enable all students to achieve mastery of both discipline-specific and crosscutting competencies.

The M.P.H. curriculum was derived from the model curriculum of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) and was developed to also align with the criteria of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Courses are designed in accordance with the ASPH core competencies and discipline-specific competencies.

Graduates of the Master of Public Health program are prepared to assume key roles in public health organizations as managers, researchers, educators, advocates and directors. They will ultimately provide leadership in creating and implementing programs and policy that promote the ideals of public health.

The program will provide an interdisciplinary academic program of study that fosters skill acquisition and competency in key areas of public health practice, both current and emerging.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution.
    NOTE: You do not need a nursing degree for the Master of Public Health.

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative grade-point average
  • Must have completed an undergraduate statistics course
  • Completion of an M.P.H. program admissions form
  • Completed a 500-word (typed) essay on reasons for applying to the program
  • Two letters of recommendation

» Plan of study for Master of Public Health

Upon completion of the M.P.H. program, the student will:

  • Acquire an understanding of the public health paradigm for health promotion and disease prevention and will be able to conceptualize, implement and evaluate population health interventions.
  • Acquire the essential competencies of public health’s core content areas, and apply those competencies to complex public health issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of basic principles and methods of population health research to advance scientific knowledge of the health of human populations.
  • Articulate and advocate the values and ethics that distinguish public health as a cohesive field of practice and inquiry.
  • Plan and execute programs or research initiatives intended to advance the public’s health on the local, national and international levels.
  • Explain how their chosen public health concentration contributes uniquely to the study of population health, and how it intersects with other public health disciplines.
  • Successfully plan and execute programs or research initiatives intended to advance the public’s health and health awareness, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with diverse groups of professional colleagues and public constituents.
  • Locate, assemble and critically analyze data, information and knowledge resources.
  • Assume key roles in public health organizations as managers, researchers, educators, advocates and directors and provide leadership in creating and implementing programs and policy that promotes the ideals of public health.
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