Brooks B. Gump, Director of Graduate Programs in Public Health
344H White Hall
Brooks B. Gump, Brittany Kmush, Sandra D. Lane, David Larsen, Katherine McDonald, Lutchmie Narine, Arthur Owora
Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health, Onondaga County Health Department
Sreekumar Nellickappilly, Fulbright Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
The BS/MS in Public is a 150 credit hour, 5 year academic program that provides students with an accelerated pathway to an advanced degree in public health. Students gain core knowledge, research, and practice skills necessary for the advancement of evidence-based public health, while eliminating redundancy if the degrees were completed separately.
Students complete an internship experience, a specialization track in either global health or biostatistics, and a master’s thesis. The bachelor’s and master’s degree are awarded at the completion of the 5th year of study.
Students may apply at two points: at the time of admission to Syracuse University (freshman entry) or during the fourth semester of study for students who entered Syracuse University as freshman public health majors. All students declare a program specialization by the sixth semester of study.
Internal and external transfer students may not apply directly to this program. Such students are admitted to the B.S. in public health program. If interested in the dual degree program, students must meet with the program directors to determine if prior coursework is applicable and if the program can be completed within the 5 year time period.
Freshman entry admission will be preferred for applicants with SAT or ACT scores within the 85th percentile. Sophomore student admission will be considered for applicants with an UG GPA of 3.3 or better.
A personal statement is required. The GRE is not required.
Undergraduate financial aid will be provided as awarded via Syracuse University Financial Aid Office.
Graduate assistantships for year 5 will be provided as are feasible under the Falk College annual budget.
Courses will be taught in classrooms across the newly renovated Falk Complex. Public health faculty and administrative offices are housed in 2 suites within the Falk Complex. In addition to administrative and academic program offices and classrooms, the Falk Complex also offers student access to dedicated study/collaborative space, computer labs and comforts like a café and student lounge.