Master of Public Health Curriculum
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.
Hofstra’s MPH program can be completed full-time in as quickly as 13 months. Or, to accommodate full-time professionals, the program may be completed on a part-time basis in less than three years. The program features an innovative instructional model that combines distance learning, hybrid courses, and traditional, classroom-based instruction offered in the fall, spring, and summer.