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Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Hofstra University (located on Long Island, New York) 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 the Department of Health Professions, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Northwell Health, the Master of Public Health program’s interdisciplinary approach recognizes the contributions of other disciplines, including:

  • business
  • economics
  • education
  • law
  • political science
  • psychology
  • public administration
  • and sociology.

In addition, the MPH degree faculty emphasizes the interconnectedness of public health and clinical medicine and provides a solid foundation in core skills, such as:

  • assessment and research
  • program planning
  • evaluation
  • and policy development.

We also offer an Advanced Certificate in Foundations of Public Health, and JD/MPH and MD/MPH dual-degrees.

Our Public Health programs seek to:

  • prepare diverse cohorts of students to conduct core public health functions such as assessment and research, program planning, evaluation and policy development for the purposes of improving community and population health.
  • educate students to understand the scientific, community, political, and social dimensions of public health research and practice.
  • provide an interdisciplinary academic environment that fosters collaborative inquiry to address public health problems in Long Island communities and beyond.
  • support faculty and students to research pressing public health issues.
  • collaborate widely with community institutions and groups on Long Island, in the region, and across the country to improve the public's health.
  • contribute to local, state, and national efforts aimed at public health improvement.

Learn more about our advanced certificate and JD/MPH dual-degree program

Co-Director, Master of Public Health and Advanced Certificate Programs 
Corinne Kyriacou, PhD, MPH
Email, 516-463-4553

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