M.P.H. Program in Public Health
The Lehman M.P.H. Program offers two specializations: one in Community-Based Public Health and Health Equity and a second in Public Health Geographic Information Science.
The Community-Based Public Health and Health Equity track focuses on health equity and social justice with emphasis on program planning and evaluation, and research methods.
The Public Health Geographic Information Science track offers courses in spatial analysis, computer-assisted cartography, geostatistics, and exploration and interpretation of geographic data as applied to public health, environmental justice and health equity.
In addition, the MPH Program offers an optional concentration in Maternal Child Reproductive Sexual Health (MCRSH). The purpose of this concentration is to guide students toward an integrated view of the contribution of maternal, child, reproductive, and sexual health to population health through a wide array of courses. This concentration can be taken in conjunction with either specialization.
Internships and culminating experiences prepare students for careers as practitioners and researchers, or for pursuing doctoral degrees.
Course and Credit Requirements are as follows:
Core Courses (15 credits)
PHE 600: Biostatistics in Public Health (3 credits)
PHE 606: Public Health Epidemiology (3 credits)
PHE 701: Public Health Policy and Management (3 credits)
PHE 702: Environmental Health (3 credits)
PHE 703: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3 credits)
Specialization: Community-based Public Health and Health Equity ( 15 credits)
PHE 700: History and Philosophy of Public Health (3 credits)
PHE 709: Health Equity and Social Justice (3 credits)
PHE 710: Applications of Research Methods in Public Health (3 credits)
PHE 715: Community-based Public Health Program Planning and Eval. (3credits)
PHE 790: Public Health Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Specialization: Public Health Geographic Information Science (15 credits)
PHE 704: Environmental Health GIScLab (co-requisite with PHE 702) (1 credit, 1 hour)
PHE 705: Principles of GISc for Public Health (3 credits, 4 hours)
PHE 706: Spatial Analysis and Environmental Modeling for Public Health (4 credits, 6 hours)
PHE 717: The Geography of Urban Health (3credits, 4 hours)
PHE 791: Workshop in GISc Research for Public Health (4 credits, 4 hours)
Optional Concentration in Maternal Child Reproductive and Sexual Health (MCRSH)
The Maternal Child Reproductive Sexual Health (MCRSH) Concentration within the CUNY SPH Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree is designed to enable students to focus on maternal, child, reproductive and sexual health issues within public health from a variety of perspectives, encompassing the sociological, political, familial and biological.
All students in this concentration will take the public health core and specialization requirements; take two required common MCRSH courses; choose one MCRSH elective; and undertake both Fieldwork and Capstone courses in the field of MCRSH.
Required Concentration Courses:
- Maternal, Child, Reproductive, and Sexual Health: Socio-Historical Contexts (PH 725) is offered at the CUNY Graduate Center.
- Maternal and Child Health A Life Course Perspective (EPI 77003 - Hunter SPH Course, or PHE 724)
Electives (12 credits): Elective(s) to be selected with faculty advisement. The nine credits required for the MCRSH concentration count toward the twelve credits of electives.
The Program offers skill-based, targeted electives as well as specialized content courses to be selected with the approval of the graduate adviser.
Supervised Internship (3 credits)
- PHE 770: Public Health Internship (180 hours) (3 credits)
Last modified: 1/24/2014