Master of Public Health
Hofstra’s Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) offers an innovative curriculum and advanced training for the next generation of public health professionals. Drawing on the expertise and resources of Hofstra’s Programs in Health Professions, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the program’s interdisciplinary approach recognizes the contributions of other disciplines, including business, economics, education, engineering, law, political science, psychology, public administration and sociology. In addition, program faculty emphasize the interconnectedness of public health and clinical medicine and provide a solid foundation in core skills, such as assessment and research, program planning, evaluation and policy development.
The M.P.H. program teaches students how to conduct quality health research, participate in essential community service initiatives, and effectively communicate and disseminate public health research to change behavior and shape health policy. The M.P.H. program at Hofstra University recognizes its important role in the local community, and in a broader national and international dialogue related to public health issues and problems.
The 42-semester hour program is designed to prepare students for careers in public health practice and public health research in community, government and private sector settings. The program emphasizes critical understanding of the determinants of disease and health in populations; research skills; and the theoretical and practical bases for interventions aimed at improving the health of populations. Master of Public Health program faculty develop and strengthen students' analytical, critical thinking and oral and written communication skills; promote cross-cultural competencies; and provide information literacy and technological skills that prepares students to become successful public health researchers, practitioners and policymakers, among other related professions.