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Master of Public Health, M.P.H.

The Public Health, M.P.H. is a two-year interdisciplinary program offered through the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). The program will explore public health systems as they serve large urban and rural communities nationally and globally. The main focus will be on basic public health historical context, essential functions, policies and principles and current challenges. The M.P.H. program consists of 48 credits and is tailored to meet the needs of individuals working in or planning to work in public health professions.

Pursuing a master's degree in public health will enable students to approach complex issues from a population health perspective, using evidence-based inquiry to improve health outcomes for communities and individuals. Students will gain holistic and comprehensive public health training. The M.P.H. program will prepare health professionals to practice skillful and evidence-based preventive public health; innovatively conduct and communicate research that informs the multidisciplinary aspects within public health; and provide interdisciplinary expertise in the service of academic, professional and community-based public health organizations.

Admissions Requirements

General Application Materials

  • Undergraduate degree completion with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited higher education institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of purpose

Application Submission

Submit a comprehensive graduate application for the M.P.H. program, including all transcripts of college work and proof of bachelor's degree to the application.

Those students who have been educated abroad are required to submit a course by course evaluation and an evaluation of your degree. Please refer to the Office of Admissions for more information.

Undergraduate GPA Requirement:

  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Conditional Acceptance for GPA 2.85 to 2.99:
    • Applicants with a GPA between 2.85 and 2.99 may be accepted conditionally.
    • Conditionally accepted students must achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 12 credits to continue in the program.
  • International applicants who have earned degrees at a foreign university must provide proof of English proficiency. This may be accomplished by achieving a minimum of 550 written, 213 computerized or 79/80 internet based on the TOEFL, a score of 6.0 or higher on IELTS (academic module), or a score of 53 or higher on the PTE or a score of 105 or higher on Duolingo.

Letters of References:

  • Provide three letters of reference from employers and professors.
  • Ensure references speak to your academic and professional qualifications, emphasizing your suitability for the M.P.H. program.

Virtual Interview:

  • Participate in a virtual interview with the program chairperson.
  • Use this opportunity to discuss your motivations, qualifications, and how you envision contributing to the M.P.H. program.

Statement of Purpose:

  • Craft a compelling Statement of Purpose with a maximum of 2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • Clearly articulate your motivations for choosing New York Tech and pursuing the M.P.H. program.
  • Outline your career objectives upon graduation, emphasizing how they align with the M.P.H. program.

Guidance for Writing the Statement of Purpose

Compose a Statement of Purpose adhering to the following guidelines:

  1. Introduction (Approximately 1/4 Page)
    Clearly state your reasons for choosing New York Tech and the M.P.H. program, and introduce the overarching theme of your statement.
  2. Career Objectives (Approximately 1/2 Page)
    Outline your career objectives upon completing the M.P.H. program, and emphasize how the M.P.H. program at New York Tech aligns with and enhances these career goals.
  3. Passion and Motivation (Approximately 1/2 Page)
    Demonstrate your passion for public health by sharing experiences or encounters that have shaped your commitment to the field.
  4. Strengths and Qualifications (Approximately 3/4 Page)
    Highlight your strengths, skills, and qualifications relevant to the M.P.H. program—make sure to provide specific examples of experiences that have prepared you for success in the program.
  5. Alignment with Program (Approximately 1/4 Page)
    Reiterate the alignment between your aspirations and the M.P.H. program and express how you envision contributing to the New York Tech M.P.H. community.
  6. Conclusion (Approximately 1/4 Page)
    Summarize key points concisely, and conclude with a powerful statement reaffirming your enthusiasm for joining the M.P.H. program.

Ensure your Statement of Purpose is clear, focused, and error-free. This document serves as a crucial representation of your motivations, qualifications, and goals to the admissions committee.