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The King Graduate School’s Master’s in Public Health (MPH) program is designed to prepare its graduates for careers in government agencies, academia, healthcare institutions, public health interest groups and nonprofit organizations.
Public health is a diverse field that attracts professionals from various educational backgrounds who work to address complex health issues such as sexually transmitted infections, chronic diseases, environmental hazards and substance abuse. It serves communities locally and/or globally to improve peoples’ health and prolong lives. Public health professionals need to collaborate with clinicians, heath care agencies and community members to identify resources that help mitigate these health issues and prevent future health problems.
The MPH program offers convenient scheduling in which students have the option to take courses on campus, online or both. If students choose to take classes on campus, they can study in New Rochelle, the Bronx or Queens.
Students are required to specialize in one of two concentrations:
A 45-credit program, the MPH program will involve traditional public health coursework in the initial semesters while the last semesters will be devoted to a practice-based internship and a thesis paper based on an outcomes-oriented project.
This Fact Sheet provides information on the Master's in Public Health degree program.
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New students that do not have an undergraduate class in the subject area they plan to study are required to take Foundation workshops and pass a proficiency test. These Foundation classes are offered either online or on campus. The campus classes are offered during a weekend, either before the semester begins or early in the semester. Your admissions counselor will advise you as to which classes you may be required to take. There is a separate tuition for Foundation classes.
Foundation classes associated with the Masters in Public Health include:
KG 580 - Foundations Graduate Research and Critical Analysis (1)This interdisciplinary foundation course is required for all students enrolled in the King Graduate School. Graduate study on the master’s level demands specialized research, writing, and time management skills; therefore the objective of this seminar is to strengthen skills in academic writing and a thorough understanding of the research process. The following topics and concepts are covered: the writing process; the thesis statement; appropriate organization of written work; finding, selecting, reading, and evaluating scholarly sources; use of APA style for citations and bibliography; and discovering, narrowing and focusing a research topic. To further understand the process of conducting primary/original research, students participate in a group primary research activity. Prerequisite: None.
KG 583 - Foundations Statistics (1)
This foundation workshop covers concepts in Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Probability, and OLS estimates (trend line with intercept and slop). The objective of the workshop is to strengthen skills in abstract thinking, critical analysis, and forecasting. Topics include implementation of basic statistical applications, probability outcomes of experiments and events, graphing of linear equations, correlation, regression, and sample testing.
The King Graduate School offers a Professional Experience Track for students enrolled in a KGS program who need additional professional work experience to supplement their academic program.
Enrollment in this track is made at the discretion of the admissions committee and/or Dean of the King Graduate School and is based on a review of the student’s work experience. Students may pursue this track and a concentration of their choice.
Students in the Professional Experience Track are required to enroll in and complete at least two 1-credit internship courses beginning within the first two semesters of graduate study. Each internship opportunity must be approved in advance by the Dean of the King Graduate School and the Office of Career Services as an appropriate match for the student’s academic program.
Professional Experience Track 1-credit internship courses include: KG-698, KG-690, KG-691, KG-692, KG-693, KG-694, KG-695, KG-696, and KG-697.Internship CoursesKG 689 - 697 - Internship I - Internship VIIII(1)This internship course provides students with an opportunity to combine academic study with valuable industry experience in their desired career track. Students enrolled in this internship course work in an approved industry setting under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students apply theory to practice, gain managerial experience, enhance their resumes, clarify career goals, and make contact with potential employers.