1. General admissions requirements to the graduate programs in the arts and sciences are observed.
2. The Graduate Record Examination General Test (quantitative, verbal, written) or a prior master’s degree from an accredited U.S. university
3. Students are expected to present a background in both natural sciences and social sciences
Applicants to the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Program should have a background in science and mathematics, usually at least 18 undergraduate credits, including a course in statistics or calculus.
Applicants to the Nutrition Program should have a background in science and mathematics, usually at least 18 undergraduate credits, including a course in statistics or calculus and are required to have completed coursework in food, nutrition, biology and chemistry.
Applicants to the Epidemiology-Biostatistics Program should demonstrate evidence of quantitative abilities, such as GRE quantitative score of 550 or better.
Applications to the Public Health Policy and Management Program should have completed at least 3 undergraduate courses in economics, accounting, business administration, management, public policy, urban affairs, sociology, or political science or a related field.
4. At least one year of work or volunteer experience related to public health, nutrition, environmental or occupational health, social services or community health, health-related research, or health policy, management, administration or a related field is required.
5. For graduates of universities in non-English-speaking nations, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-administered), or 75 (internet-based, less the speaking component.) is required for admission.
45 credits chosen as follows: All courses in Group A (15 credits) Public Health Core courses (see below under Course Distribution); Group B (15-18cr) Specialization courses within one of five areas: community health education, environmental and occupational health sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics, public health policy and management or public health nutrition; Group C (0-9 credits) Elective courses; and Group D (6-12 credits) Supervised Fieldwork and Culminating Experience.
The culminating experience consists of a professional portfolio and either: a seminar, and paper and oral presentation based on an aspect of the student’s fieldwork; or, for student’s with GPA’s ≥3.7 and strong research and writing skills, a master’s essay. The capstone project allows students to synthesize academic knowledge with practical skills and experiences. It is designed to assess student skills and competencies in public health, urban health and the specialty area. A list of these competencies is available through the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College.