Oct 17, 2018  
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Community Health, M.S.

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Adjunct Instructor Mangino, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5224, Lauren.B.Mangino@hofstra.edu

This program prepares students for careers in community/public health settings with an emphasis on content and skills for planning and implementing health, wellness and disease prevention programs and services in culturally diverse settings. Courses in program planning, needs assessment, evaluation, and information dissemination are included. Specialized health courses may be taught by adjunct faculty from the professional health care community.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form.
  2. An interview with program director.
  3. A written personal statement describing the candidate’s goals in the field of community health.
  4. Two letters of reference that address the candidate’s potential to succeed in graduate studies and the field of community health.
  5. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
        a. At least 9 semester hours of coursework in health content areas successfully completed
           as part of an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
        b. Upon the recommendation of the program director, students with a GPA
            lower than 2.75 may be admitted by meeting one or more of the following criteria:
             i. Complete 12 probationary graduate credits maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA.
             ii. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Students may transfer up to 9 credits of equivalent graduate courses from an approved institution taken within the last five years and completed with a grade of B or better (with the approval of the student’s faculty adviser only).

Competency Requirements

All students will be required to take one or more courses from this series of workshops during the first year of matriculation:


These workshops do not carry credit toward the degree. Required workshops may be waived for students meeting the following criteria, with the approval of the faculty adviser:

For SOE 201

  • Recent publications.
  • Previous master’s degree and documentation of above average grades on required research papers.

For SOE 202A through 202C

  • A passing score on the proficiency exam as administered by the Computer Center.
  • Previous computer course work with a minimum grade of B.
  • Written documentation by employer regarding computer competency.

There is a fee equivalent to course credit associated with the above workshops. 

Program Requirements- Semester Hours: 39

Prerequisite: Students who have never taken an evaluation course or who do not have equivalent experience must take RES 258 prior to registering for COMH 210.

General Core Requirements - Semester Hours: 12 (Foundations of Public and Community Health)

Major Core Requirements - Semester Hours: 18 (Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Programs)

Required Field Experience - Semester Hours: 3

Note: three semester hours of electives may be substituted for field experience if the student can document equivalent related employment or prior courses (with written permission from department adviser only).

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of all course requirements for the degree including the capstone experience, with an overall GPA of 3.0 within a five-year period.

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