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2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Community Health, M.S.


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For more information, please contact Associate Professor Corinne Kyriacou, Ph.D., M.P.H., 516-463-4553.

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).

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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