2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, MS


Brooks B. Gump, Director of Graduate Programs in Public Health
344H White Hall

Core Faculty

Brooks B. Gump, Bryce Hruska, Brittany Kmush, Sandra D. Lane, David Larsen, Katherine McDonald, Lutchmie Narine, Bhavneet Walla

Affiliated Faculty

Indu Gupta, Commissioner of Health, Onondaga County Health Department


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


The Master of Science in Public Health is a 42 credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with core knowledge and research skills necessary for the advancement of evidence-based public health. Within the MSPH, there are two tracks. The Global Health track introduces students to health issues in the context of the global community providing students with exposure to theory, research and applications in both the US and international settings. The Biostatistics track provides students with training in both introductory and advanced biostatistics - applying multiple different analytic methods to the analysis of public health data.


A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a graduating GPA of 3.2. Students from broad inclusive fields of undergraduate study and work experience will be considered for admission. Applicants will be asked to declare application to a program track and will be evaluated accordingly to that track. GRE scores and a personal statement are required for admission. A minimum GRE quantitative score of 50 percentile or better is required for the biostatistics track. A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required for admission.

Part-Time Study

Part-time study is acceptable; however, time to degree completion depends on available course offerings and number of courses enrolled. Time limit to degree completion is 7 years.

Financial Support

Limited department financial aid is available in the form of graduate assistantships and scholarship credits for students enrolled in masters and doctoral programs. Financial aid is determined based on merit.

Additional information regarding graduate financial aid can be found at Graduate Student Aid

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 30 percent of credits counted toward a master’s degree at Syracuse University may be transferred from another institution provided that the credits are an integral part of the degree program.


MS, 42 credit hours

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Appraise the health of populations using a biological, environmental, behavioral, and social determinants framework

2. Affect positive changes in health through research, policy analysis and evidence-based health programming

3. Conduct independent, original, discipline-specific scientific research

4. Apply analytic methods to the analysis of public health data (biostatistics track)

5. Explain health issues in the context of the global community


Choose 1 from the following (3 credits):

Specialization Track

(choose 1, 12 credit concentration)

Satisfactory Progress:

Certification for an advanced degree at Syracuse University requires a minimum average of 3.0 for work comprising the program for the degree and a 2.8 average for all credits earned.