Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of populations, communities and the environment. Every day, millions of people across the globe suffer from preventable diseases, or injuries resulting in lower quality of life and often, unnecessary death.
Public Health professionals help prevent pandemics, epidemics, disease, disability, and premature death by confronting global health issues, responding to disease outbreaks, tracking the spread of disease, regulating life during a pandemic, and promoting healthy lifestyles through research, policy, education, and improved access to health care.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional graduate degree program for individuals seeking training and experience in applied public health. This 42-credit program is directly connected to local public health community, having strong working relations with community organizations and governmental agencies. The MPH program is designed to meet a growing demand for skilled general Public Health professionals and leads to diverse and rewarding career opportunities. Candidates interested in enrolling in the program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and must fulfill the academic criteria for admission.
LIU's Master of Public Health program trains public health leaders, researchers, practitioners, and managers in New York City. Because of our location and our health-science campus, our resources are unparalleled. Our faculty members are world leaders in research, in environmental health, reproductive and maternal health, climate and health, and several other fields. Our practitioners are also deeply connected to communities in the greater New York City area. Our graduates are hired by leading public health agencies (e.g. NY Board of Public Health, CDC), Fortune 500 companies and all work to improve public health through infrastructure, environment, and lifestyle changes, using health education, advocacy, and communications. Graduates go on to become leaders in public health, designing, implementing and evaluating systems, infrastructure, policy, environmental and lifestyle change strategies to improve populations' health, while reducing and avoiding future health disparities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and in the future, public health will continue to be the leading science regulating our lives, to limit the risk of another outbreak of infectious disease. It is safe to say, in the wake of COVID-19, that Public Health training is the single most relevant and valuable asset for the careers of tomorrow.
From physicians to MBAs, from nurses to lawyers, everyone will have to know how to make the world safe from infection and to avoid policies and behaviors that may cause another pandemic. That is the the science of Public Health, and Long Island University leads the way in making the world safer and healthier for a brighter future.
Our Mission: The mission of LIU Brooklyn’s MPH program is to improve public health systems, infrastructure and workforce in a way that is likely to reduce the health disparities in New York City, and the wider national and global community, by educating the next generation of leaders in public health research and practice.
Our Vision: LIU MPH graduates will be the public health workforce candidates of choice for designing, implementing and evaluating systems, infrastructure, policy, environmental and lifestyle change strategies to improve Brooklyn’s health status and reduce and avoid future health disparities. LIU MPH will be the “go to” local academic source for public health practitioners, managers, and leaders in the Brooklyn, NY, Greater New York area and globally.
In order to address the aforementioned program mission, the faculty, the administration, students and staff of LIU Brooklyn’s MPH Program operate under the following programmatic goals:
Program Accreditation Report CEPH Accreditation Decision Letter
The Master of Public Health at Long Island University was accredited
by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in June 2015 for
a full five year term, extending until July 1, 2023.
Long Island University is a member of the Association of Schools and
Programs of Public Health
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While both the University and the MPH Program offer rolling admissions, we urge students interested in the MPH program submit their applications by the dates listed below:
When planning courses for each semester, remember that all requirements for the MPH degree must be completed within six years from the date of initial enrollment. You may attend either full-time (at least 9 credits/semester) or part-time (6 credits/semester). As you plan your schedule, consider other demands on your time, including employment and family needs. Rushing through the program is not a good idea. Plan carefully, thoughtfully, and strategically, taking every aspect of your life into consideration. The course sequence options outlined on the next page are provided to help you plan your program of study. Tailored course sequences may be developed in collaboration with your academic advisor.
Yearly master schedules may change without notice; however, the following can serve as a guide for helping you plan your course sequences and shows when core and elective courses are usually offered.
Provided suggestion is for full-time students:
Courses are now viewable online at Long Island Schedule of Classes. Contact your academic advisor for registration guidance on your program of study.CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Continued Enrollment and graduation are contingent upon:
One-year program for practicing US physicians (MDs):
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing physicians in the United States, or recently graduated medical students from US institutions, may take advantage of an accelerated program, where they may complete the MPH in 12-18 months. Please inquire with the program chair for more information.
Please visit our university's enrollment service page for more information on important dates and exam schedules to be aware of.
Public Health Program Competencies
After completion of the MPH Program, you will have competencies in the following areas of public health.
Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health
1. Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice
2. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context
3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate
4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice.
Public Health & Health Care Systems
5. Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings
6. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
Planning & Management to Promote Health
7. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities’ health
8. Apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs
9. Design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention
10. Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management
11. Select methods to evaluate public health programs
Policy in Public Health
12. Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence
13. Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes
14. Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations
15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity
16. Apply principles of leadership, governance and management, which include creating a vision, empowering others, fostering collaboration and guiding decision making
17. Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
18. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
19. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
20. Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content
21. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams
21. Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue
Jelena Malogajski, MD, MS, PhD
Sarah Rush Griffin, MPH, PhD
Heather Butts, JD, MPH
Richard McCalmont, MSW
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