2020-2021 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Course Catalog

Public Health, MS

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Lutchmie Narine, Graduate Director and Department Chair
444B White Hall


The Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH) is a 42 credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with core knowledge and skills necessary for conducting research in the area of public health. Students may choose from two possible tracks: “Global Health” and “Health Data Analytics”.  


The admissions requirements for this program include: undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA, undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a resume and personal statement. For international students whose primary language is not English, TOEFL scores of 577 (paper test) or 100 for the internet based (IBT) test are desirable. Incoming students must demonstrate public health foundational knowledge by either (a) earning a BSPH from a CEPH accredited program or (b) demonstration of Public Health “Foundational Knowledge” as outlined in CEPH accreditation documents.

Part-Time Study

Program may be pursued on a part-time basis with department approval.

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 https://graduateadmissions.syr.edu/funding/  

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer up to 9 credits. Substituted/transferred course work should cover material equivalent to that which is covered in the relevant required course. Substitution/transfer requests will need to be approved by the graduate committee for public health programs. All students are expected to file a tentative program of study in their second semester. Students transferring courses from another institution must file a program of study prior to completing 12 credits at Syracuse University


MS, 42 credit hours

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Affect positive changes in health through research, policy analysis and evidence-based health programming.
2. Conduct independent, original, theory-based public health research.
3. Apply analytic methods to the analysis of public health data (specific to Health Data Analytics track).
4. Explain health issues in the context of the global community (specific to Global Health track).


Specialization Track

(choose 1, 12 credit track)

Thesis Requirement (9 credits)

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.

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