Student Learning Outcomes
1. Make connections between social structure and individual experience
2. Distinguish various theoretical perspectives
3. Critically evaluate information
4. Think and write analytically
5. Can evaluate qualitative research
6. Can evaluate quantitative research
7. Be able to collect and analyze data
8. Be able to present information and write papers
9. Can explain social inequality
10. Can describe social issues
11. Can describe social policy
12. Can identify how societies operate
13. Can describe the functioning of social institutions
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H) degree is a collaborative program, sponsored jointly by SUNY Upstate Medical University (UMU) and Syracuse University (SU). Participating colleges at Syracuse University include the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Law and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
The program is designed to prepare students in the basic knowledge areas in public health through a core curriculum of required courses; extend that knowledge through elective coursework and through practical skills honed in field experiences; and demonstrate an integration of that knowledge through a culminating experience. The basic knowledge areas include: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy and management and social and behavioral sciences. A minimum of 42 credits is required for the degree, consistent with the accreditation criteria for public health programs promulgated by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The M.P.H. student body consists of individuals with a variety of backgrounds and preparations, including students directly out of undergraduate school with a relevant baccalaureate degree as well as professionals with graduate degrees and significant work experience in public health administration or clinical care. Students will be prepared for career opportunities in public health administration, leadership roles in private agencies involved in public health delivery and advocacy, research, and clinical care broadened by an understanding of the health care delivery system and grounded in public health practice.
Students interested in the M.P.H. must complete an application online at: