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The Upstate Public Health Program in the College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University offers the following degrees and programs:

Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health (CASPH) is a 5 course (15-credit hour) program of study. The certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters but students have up to five years to complete the requirements for the program. The Certificate Program is organized to offer a foundational curriculum centered around the public health competencies. The curriculum has been designed to reflect the interrelationship between public health practice and research and designed to train current and future practitioners and researchers in the core public health functions. The abbreviated training allows interested students, who are either unable to complete a master degree, yet interested in augmenting on-the-job training or supplementing an advanced degree with foundational public health principles and practices, the opportunity to acquire the necessary training to manage public health problems.

For a more detailed overview of the Plan of Study, Curriculum and Graduation Requirements, visit Academic Programs.


Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Upstate Public Health MPH Degree requires a minimum of 42 credit hours and accommodates both the full and part-time students. Most full-time students complete the degree in 24 months, but students have up to five years to complete the degree. As an interdisciplinary degree, the MPH offers our students flexibility in regards to their interest and career aspirations. The diversity and complexity of today's public health concerns require professionals to have a broad base of knowledge, skills and experiences. In addition to the foundational and concentration-specific courses, students may choose from a menu of elective courses.

We offer three concentrations within the MPH degree:

Data & Analytics

The Data and Analytics concentration equips students to manage public health problems by acquiring skills to reduce disease and disability at the community level. The concentration is appropriate for those who are entering the field, currently employed in public health, allied health or administration fields as well as for clinicians. Students will graduate with an extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods, and analytical software to support and guide public health programs and healthcare. 

Population Health for Clinicians

The Population Health for Clinicians concentration focuses on the impact that public health issues and social determinants have on patient and community health and healthcare. The concentration is intended for learners from clinical backgrounds, such as nursing and medicine. Students will graduate with a broader understanding of public health principles, social determinants and how to apply evidence and public health principles to a clinical setting. Entry into the Population Health for Clinicians concentration typically requires concurrent admission into either Upstate's MD or Public Health Scholars program and is intended as a degree to be awarded alongside Upstate's MD degree, resulting in dual degree conferral (MD/MPH).

*NEW* Global Health & Translational Science

The Global Health and Translational Science concentration focuses on understanding and developing solutions to global health problems. The concentration is intended for students and clinicians interested in a career focused on research, global health field work, and clinical product development. Students will graduate with core public health skills and a keen understanding of how interventions are advanced from the laboratory to global communities.

 

Tuition is at the current SUNY graduate tuition rate for matriculated students.

For a more detailed overview of the Plan of Study, Curriculum and Graduation Requirements, visit Academic Programs.


Dual Degree MD/MPH - Population Health for Clinicians

Together with the MD Program, the Upstate Public Health Program offers a dual degree program for students interested in pursuing both the MD and MPH degree. The MD/MPH typically takes five years to earn both degrees. Most students complete the MPH coursework in the first year of the MD/MPH Program, known as Year Zero.

Students enrolled in the Upstate Public Health MD/MPH dual degree program will be automatically enrolled in the Population Health for Clinicians Concentration.

For a more detailed overview of the Plan of Study, Curriculum and Graduation Requirements, visit Academic Programs.

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