About CUNY School of Public Health
Hunter College is a consortial partner and the lead institution in the CUNY School of Public Health (SPH). The CUNY SPH is comprised of public health degree programs at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College and the Graduate School and University Center (Graduate Center) of CUNY. Within the CUNY SPH, teaching, research and service are focused on four broad inter-related goals that reflect major health challenges in the current era:
1) creating healthier cities
2) promoting healthy aging through the lifespan
3) preventing chronic diseases and improving their management
4) promoting health equity
The programs at the CUNY SPH at Hunter College educate students to contribute to improved urban health by addressing such problems as HIV, substance abuse, asthma, obesity, undernutrition, violence, heart disease and cancer. Students are prepared to work with the diverse populations living in cities, and to serve in a variety of settings in government, public and private agencies, hospitals, schools, community organizations and businesses. Many students go on to enroll in graduate programs after they earn the bachelor’s degree and qualified undergraduates can take selected graduate courses in Urban Public Health in their senior year.
CUNY SPH at Hunter College offers undergraduate degrees in Community Health - BS and Nutrition and Food Science - BS , an Accelerated BS/MS in Nutrition (DPD) , a master of public health (MPH) degree, with specializations in community health education (COMHE), environmental and occupational health sciences (EOHS-MPH), epidemiology and biostatistics (EPI-BIOS), public health policy and management (HPM) and nutrition (NUTR-MPH). It also offers a Master of Science (MS) degree, with specializations in environmental and occupational sciences (EOHS-MS) and Nutrition (NUTR-MS). The MS degree in Nutrition (NUTR-MS) is an accredited didactic program in dietetics (DPD), and is designed for individuals seeking to become eligible to sit for the national registration examination in dietetics to become credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD). With the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, it also offers an MSN/MPH degree in community health nursing. (Please see the Graduate catalog catalog.hunter.cuny.edu/content.php).
With the Graduate Center, the CUNY SPH at Hunter College offers a doctor of public health (DPH) degree, with specializations in community society and health, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health and public health policy and management. The DPH degree program can be found at the CUNY Graduate Center website www.gc.cuny.edu/.
Community Health - BS Completion of 60 credits; combined grade point average of all postsecondary institutions attended of 2.5; one semester of biology with lab; one semester of statistics.
Nutrition and Food Science - BS Completion of 60 credits, including the following prerequisites: two semesters of anatomy and physiology with lab; one semester of general chemistry with lab; one semester of organic chemistry with lab; one semester of microbiology with lab; one semester of introductory food science; one semester of introductory nutrition. The introductory food science and nutrition courses may be completed in the summer session preceding entrance to the program. A grade of C or better must be earned in all prerequisites. The introductory food science and nutrition courses may be completed in the summer session preceding entrance to the program. An overall GPA of 2.8 is required for consideration. Owing to the competitive nature of the program, however, the actual GPA required for admission may be higher. Students who have completed 30 credits at Hunter College or at another City University institution at the time of the application will be given priority in the selection process. Students can attend on a full- or part-time basis during the day.
Accelerated BS/MS in Nutrition (DPD)
This pathway is for third year NFS majors who are interested in completing their degree and then continuing at Hunter to obtain a master’s degree and verification statement (students will be provisionally accepted into the program in their junior year but must maintain grade requirements to matriculate into the MS-DPD program).
This accelerated pathway provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to remain at Hunter for their graduate coursework providing students the opportunity for academic acceleration to a graduate degree.
Since the MS-Nutrition curriculum meets the didactic program in dietetics (DPD) requirements established by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), the credentialing arm of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), it will qualify students from this BS/MS accelerated track to apply for Dietetic Internships and continue their professional preparation for the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential.
Administration and Faculty
2180 Third Avenue
New York NY 10035
Office of the Dean
Kenneth Olden, PhD, ScD, LHD
Dean of CUNY School of Public Health @ Hunter College
Marilyn Auerbach, DrPH
Acting Senior Associate Dean
Susan Klitzman, DrPH
Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Martina Lynch, MPH
Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator
Robert I. Park, MA
Director of Academic and Student Services
Diane Brows, MA
Academic Program Coordinator
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Urban Public Health
Faculty of the CUNY School of Public Health