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Public Health, M.P.H.

Tackle today's most pressing health challenges through educational programming, public health policies, research, and community partnerships. By focusing on prevention vs. treatment, our fully online M.P.H. degree provides students with key competencies to create healthier communities, improve environmental health, address health disparities, and minimize the impact of epidemics and natural disasters.

What You’ll Learn

New York Tech’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree program is fully online and tailored to meet the professional needs of individuals working in or planning to work in a public health profession. Full-time students can complete the degree requirements in as little as two years.

Coursework focuses on the historical context of public health, essential functions, policies and principles, and current challenges. The curriculum is based on:

  • Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health
  • Planning and Management to Promote Health
  • Policy in Public Health
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Systems Thinking

The M.P.H. program also includes a public health practicum comprising a minimum of 200 hours of community service learning experience that you can complete over the summer in the U.S. or globally, among rural or urban underserved populations.

Career Options

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Policymaker
  • Epidemiologist
  • Social/Community Service Manager
  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Substance Abuse/Behavioral/Mental Health Counselor
  • Health Educator
Usman Aslam (D.O. '18)

Global Fellow

Among Usman's many international medical missions was a 2015 service trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, funded by a Presidential Global Fellowship.

Andrea Klemes (D.O. '87)


As Chief Medical Officer at MDVIP, a nationwide network of doctors that applies a startup ethos to primary medical care, Andrea sees first-hand how innovation opens up new opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Mirsha Stiven (D.O. '20)


Part of the inaugural class of NYITCOM at Arkansas State University, Haitian-American Mirsha Stiven aspires to serve as an advocate for disadvantaged and underserved populations in medicine.


“We teach aspiring health professionals to practice skillful, evidence-based preventive public health and to innovatively conduct and communicate research that informs the multidisciplinary aspects of public health. Our goal: to prepare interdisciplinary experts to serve in academic, professional, and community-based public health organizations.”

Lillian Niwagaba, Ph.D.

Director, New York Tech Center for Global Health

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.






#1 in New York

WSJ/THE Colleges Rankings 2021

Ranked best in the state in inclusion, diversity, and international student representation.

How You’ll Succeed

With the methodological, advocacy, and leadership skills you’ll develop in this service-oriented program, you’ll be prepared to address pressing, complex public health challenges and be ready to make a difference in communities suffering from inequity or social injustice. Learn how to respond to today’s most critical problems with interdisciplinary teams and solutions, leveraging the specialized knowledge, analytical abilities, and real-world experience you’ll gain from expert faculty through our immersive online coursework.

You’ll be ready to address complex public health issues while promoting health and wellness in a variety of settings and roles. Graduates will be prepared to fill in-demand positions in local health departments, government agencies, and NGOs, as well as the private sector.

Some credits/courses taken in this degree program can be applied to the Global Health, Certificate.

WSJ/THE Colleges Rankings 2021

#1 in New York

Ranked best in the state in inclusion, diversity, and international student representation.

Do. Make. Innovate.

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