How is the Public Health Workforce defined?
The public health workforce is defined as those individuals employed by local, state, and federal government health agencies.
What type of careers will this degree lead to?
According to whatispublichealth.org, public health careers offer
something for everyone. Epidemiology and biostatistics involve
mathematics and modeling. Environmental health includes a wide range of
science skills. Health administration incorporates business and
management skills. Health education involves skills required to develop
community-based prevention programs. Health policy includes an
understanding of law-making processes.
For more information about careers in public health visit: https://publichealth.stonybrookmedicine.edu/career
What are the salaries for someone in the public health workforce?
MPH graduates can earn salaries ranging from $50,000 to more than
$100,000 depending on prior experience, degrees, and the specific
organization. The American Public Health Association published an
article regarding salaries for careers in public health. To read that
article click here
I do not have a health or science background. Can I still be admitted into the MPH Program?
A Master in Public Health degree and application of the degree is
multi-disciplinary. Students from a variety of majors and academic
backgrounds apply to the program. However once admitted, the Program
requires that each entering student take a mathematics placement
examination prior to enrollment to determine readiness for the MPH
Does the MPH Program have concentrations?
The MPH program offers three concentrations: Community Health
, Health Analytics
, and Health Policy and Management
. Click on each concentration to learn more.
When does the application process for the MPH Program begin and end?
The application process begins in September and will close on June 1. However, the program only admits 35-40 students per year, and once full, will not accept more students.
Is there an admission deadline for MPH Program?
The admission process begins in mid-January with the first MPH
Admissions Committee meeting, and the committee will continue meeting
once a month until the program is full or until June, whichever comes
first. If your application is submitted and all your paperwork has been
received by the first of the month, your application will be reviewed as
quickly as possible and a response will be generated within
approximately two months.
What happens once the decision is made?
Notification of the program's decision will be posted on SOLAR shortly after the Admissions Committee reviews the materials. In addition, you will receive a PDF version of the decision via e-mail from the Office of Students Services.
How long do I have to respond to the offer letter?
If you receive your offer of admission before March 1, you will have 21
days to respond. If you receive your offer of admission after March 1,
you will have 7 days to respond. All offers of admission are revoked
after the response period elapses.
How much does tuition for the MHA Program cost?
For information about tuition, click here to be directed to our Tuition & Financial Aid page.
Who do I contact if I have a question about financial aid?
If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Services at (631)-444-2111 and ask to speak to a member of the financial aid staff.
I am interested in the concurrent MD/ MPH or DDS/ MPH program. How long does it take to complete these programs?
Both programs are rigorous and will most likely require 5 years to
complete. However, it is possible to complete the program in 4 years but
this is a rare occasion. Whether you plan on completing the program in 4
or 5 years, students are expected to take MPH courses along with
medical or dental school courses.
I am interested in the concurrent MD/ MPH or DDS/ MPH Program. Are there scholarships available?
Currently, four medical students and two dental students are awarded
tuition waiver scholarships for the MPH degree each year. However, this
scholarship only includes the period of time in medical or dental
school. During this period, students pay no additional tuition for their
MPH course work.
Do I need to complete separate applications/provide additional documents for multiple programs?
Please review individual program pages for more information about requirements for admission,
Can I transfer credits into the MPH Program?
Can I transfer credits into the MPH Program?
All core courses must be taken at Stony Brook University, unless an
equivalent was taken in an accredited public health program with a grade
of B or better within the last five years. All concentration courses
are to be taken at Stony Brook University, unless an equivalent course,
with a grade of B or better, was taken at an approved graduate program
in the past five years and transfer of credits is approved by the MPH
Academic Coordinator. The student must request a credit transfer and
complete the necessary forms. In all respects, the Program in Public Health follows Stony Brook’s Transfer of Credit policy as stated in the HSC Bulletin:
“Graduate candidates may petition the school to accept credits
from another institution toward his or her degree. The school has the
responsibility of deciding on the applicability of credits to the
specific program. Normally, transfer credits will be limited to no more
than 6 credits.”
How do I enter my pre-requisites without having my transcripts?
It is advised to have an unofficial copy of your transcript with which to refer when completing the application.
Where do I send my transcripts?
See SOPHAS Applicant Help Center. Click here
I am an international student. With what other office should I be connected?
You will need to submit additional financial documents and proof of current citizenship or visa status. Please visit our Visa and Immigration Services office page for detailed information regarding international students.
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