2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, BS/MS

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Maureen Thompson, Undergraduate Program Director, Public Health
344 White Hall
Brooks B. Gump, Graduate Program Director, Public Health
344H White Hall
Ph: 315-443-2208

Core Faculty

Dessa Bergen-Cico, James Byrne, Luvenia Cowart, Brooks B. Gump, Bryce Hruska, Ignatius Ijere, Brittany Kmush, Sandra D. Lane, Eileen Lantier, David Larsen, Katherine McDonald, Lutchmie Narine, Lisa Olson-Gugerty, Maureen Thompson, Bhavneet Walia

Affiliated Faculty

Indu Gupta, MD, MPH


Laura Sauta, Administrative Assistant
Susan Scholl, Internship Coordinator
Megan Snow, Internship Coordinator
Melinda Stoffel, Administrative Assistant


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 degree is awarded at the completion of year 4 and the master’s degree is awarded at the completion of the 5th year of study.

Students complete an internship experience, a specialization track in either global health or biostatistics, and a master’s thesis.


Entry to the accelerated program is a 2-stage process.  1) Undergraduate stage:  Students initiate interest in the program no later than 2nd semester sophomore year.  Interested students meet with the undergraduate program director to determine if the program can be completed within the 5-year time period.  After meeting with the undergraduate director, students confirm their interest by completing ‘An Intent to Pursue’ form.  A personal statement, note of support from the academic advisor, and UG GPA of 3.3 is required. 2)  Graduate program application stage: Students formally apply to the graduate program during the fall of the senior year. A personal statement, letters of recommendation, and an UG GPA of 3.0 is required for this application.  The GRE is not required.

Financial Support

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.

Program Requirements

The Public Health BS/MS program is currently undergoing revisions. For current program requirements, please contact the undergraduate or graduate director, who are listed above.

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