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Public Health

MASTER OF
PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)

EARN YOUR DEGREE IN AS LITTLE AS 13 MONTHS

Join the next generation of innovative leaders in health with the Public Health graduate programs at Hofstra University. Build advanced expertise in assessment and research, program planning, evaluation, and policy development and get experience doing fieldwork with community organizations addressing pressing public health issues at the local, regional, and national level. Complete the Master of Public Health (MPH) full-time in as little as 13 months. We also offer an Advanced Certificate in Foundations in Public Health. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu or call 516-463-4723.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

To be considered for the MPH, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

To apply for the MPH, use SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health, and submit the following:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. Official transcripts must be received by SOPHAS directly from prior institutions. 
  • GRE scores. Other recent standardized test scores, such as the MCAT, GMAT, and LSAT may be substituted if verifiable. Medical school graduates and individuals with a master’s degree in a relevant field may be waived from this requirement.
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement identifying your career goals, interests, and experiences.

An interview with the program director or faculty member may be required.

Advanced Certificate in Foundations of Public Health

To be considered for the Advanced Certificate in Foundations of Public Health, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts online for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview with the program director or faculty member

Visit the Public Health program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Joint Degree Programs

If you are interested in pursuing the MD/MPH, you must apply directly to the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine. If you are interested in the JD/MPH, you must apply directly to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law.

Apply to the Public Health programs at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

The MPH is awarded to students who successfully complete 42 semester hours.

The Advanced Certificate in Foundations of Public Health is awarded to students who successfully complete 12 semester hours in addition to attending a mandatory prerequisite Foundations of Public Health Seminar. The 12 semester hours may be applied as transfer credit to the Hofstra MPH program. Please note: Students who require an F1 visa may apply to the advanced certificate but must maintain full-time enrollment for the duration of the program, requiring registration for two extra courses outside of the curriculum but transferable to the Master of Public Health.

Visit the Public Health program page to learn more.

Faculty Profiles

Martine Hackett

Martine Hackett

Dr. Martine Hackett is the program director for Hofstra’s public health graduate programs and an associate professor in the master of public health and community health programs at Hofstra University whose research interests include maternal-child health, infant mortality and community based participatory research. Her previous work experience is as a deputy director at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health and as a television producer. Dr. Hackett received her BFA in film and television from New York University, a master of public health from Hunter College and a doctorate in sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center.

Meet Dr. Hackett

Corinne Kyriacou

Dr. Kyriacou is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Allied Health and Kinesiology and Department of Population Health and was founding director of Hofstra’s Master of Public Health Program. She currently teaches courses in health care policy at both the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as graduate courses in population aging and research project design and implementation.  Her current research focuses on identifying best practices for establishing a Nassau County Time Bank – a program that connects neighbors to trade-needed services and skills.

Meet Dr. Kyriacou
Isma Chaudhry
Corinne Kyriacou

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu.

Apply for Public Health Programs

Applications for the Master of Public Health are submitted through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for public health.  

To apply for the Advanced Certificate in Foundations of Public Health, submit your materials through the Hofstra University Graduate Application.

If you are interested in pursuing the MD/MPH, you must apply directly to the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine. If you are interested in the JD/MPH, you must apply directly to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law.