Full List of Public Health Degrees in New York

New York has the most public health degree programs in the United States with 180 public health programs at 10 different universities. Most of the public health degrees offered in New York are Masters-level programs (123 masters or bachelors-to-masters programs), and there are only 4 CEPH-accredited bachelors programs in the state. Fear not, many graduate-school attendees getting their MPH actually do not complete their undergraduate work in public health, but other health-related programs such as nursing, healthcare administration, or related field.

This makes New York an excellent choice to get your masters in public health, in particular. With more options than any other state aside from one (California has the most masters-level public health programs with 127, barely edging out New York), you can be sure to find an outstanding program.

*Consider accredited online MPH programs that can put a Master's of Public Health degree well within reach:

New York supports public health education and agenda

The state is serious about public health as well, as it should be with the most populous city in the country. The Public Health Association of New York City is not only one of the oldest public health organizations (founded in 1936) affiliated with the American Public Health Association, but one of the biggest with over 400 members employed as physicians, healthcare administrators, public health officials, researchers, and more. The PHANYC tends to focus its efforts on helping people with limited healthcare access, such as the poor or homeless, the elderly, minorities, and children.

The organization also outputs reports, usually 3-4 times per year. Topics include trying to reduce childhood obesity and obesity in general (remember NYC was the city that banned large soft drinks), accessibility for healthy food, and diabetes trends in the city.

State Public Health Resources

With prominent universities such as Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health offering multiple concentrations such as biostatistics theory & methods, molecular epidemiology, and environmental health policy, it remains as one of the more prestigious options for New Yorkers. However with a highly competitive admissions rate of only 7 percent, the school tends to have its pick when it comes to the most accredited students.

Free certification programs in NY funded by the state

The state demonstrates its commitment to public health again with free certificate training offerings from Empire State PHTC (a partnership between two accredited schools of public health: the University at Albany School of Public Health (UA-SPH) and the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (UB-SPHHP), funded by a state grant. The ESPHTC offers two programs: a Public Health Nurse Ready (PHN Ready) online certificate program designed to enhance skills of RNs and LPNs working in public health, and "Foundations of Public Health", another online certificate program for public health employees that have limited formal education/training in public health.

These free certification programs are outstanding to have, but they are no substitute for a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree. See below for a comprehensive list of featured and non-featured public health degrees in New York.

Masters of Public Health Degrees in New York

If you want to earn your master's level degree in public health in New York, there are many learning outcomes the state will expect of you upon graduation. To work graduate level careers in this state, you will need to have a solid understanding of epidemiology, health policy, management, health administration, biomedical sciences, behavior sciences, global health, and health education.

How long is an MPH program?

Most master's level programs will take about two years to complete. Master's programs are typically formatted as Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Health Education (MHE), as well as master of science (MS) programs. All types of programs can give you the kind of relevant education expected from professionals in the field.

When choosing a program in New York, you will want to find a program that can connect you with an internship opportunity at a local facility where lab work or research is performed. You should also look into programs that let you major in such common areas as: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, pediatric health, and public policy. Choosing the right type of program will be the key to your path in this broad field that needs specialists in all areas to improve the lives of all populations - especially as one as diverse as New York's.

Where can you work in New York with a public health degree?

When you complete your masters degree in public health in New York, you can qualify for work in several types of businesses and organizations. Some of the occupations include: community engagement and risk communications specialist, Sr. Health and Safety Specialist, Director of Logistics, Substance Abuse Specialist, and clinical research director, chronic disease management coordinator, disaster preparedness coordinator, and many others.

To qualify for most master's programs in public health in New York, you should expect to have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited academic institution, have take your GRE or MCAT, have letters of recommendation, professional resume, a personal statement that tells your story and intentions for your career in public health, as well as your official transcripts.

New York Public Health Careers

Students in New York who want to earn their masters in public health can also find online programs that fulfill state requirements. Some programs allow students to choose an area of focus, such as public health practice. Most programs are designed to give students a mix of theory and evidence based practice that will prepare them for roles in real world environments. Some programs focus on leadership and executive level skills they can use to pursue higher levels and promotions in their organization.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (), epidemiologists, who typically earn a degree in public health, can expect to earn a median annual wage of $69,450 per year, according to 2015 data. Those who work in this role try to figure out the root causes and patterns of disease and other ways humans experience harm. These workers usually work in hospitals and labs, and typically employed by government agencies.

When you earn your degree in public health, you can become an important member of your community in New York. Whether you choose to work in policy advocacy, health education, administration, prevention, or the administering of treatment, New York has organizations and agencies in all these areas for graduates to consider for employment.

State Public Health Indicator Ranks

State Poverty Rank: 
13
State Poverty Percentage: 
17%
State Uninsured Rank: 
40
State Uninsured Percentage: 
11%

Population Trending

2013: 
19,651,127
2012: 
19,570,261
2011: 
19,501,616
2010: 
19,399,242

Featured Online Public Health Programs

The following schools offer Public Health programs online, and are currently accepting applicants for their program.

✔ CEPH Accredited

There are 4 different concentrations, 3 dual-degree options, and an accelerated track you can pursue with the Online Master of Public Health Program at Benedictine University. All MPH program tracks are CEPH accredited and online. An accelerated track is available, as well as three dual-degree options, so you can earn an MBA, Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness or Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior in tandem with your MPH.

MPH program studies the core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, public health administration, and social and behavioral sciences. Program specifically looks in depth on global issues, and curriculum and classes include an interactive online experience and learning environment.

Public Health Degrees in New York Search Tool

Use the below filters to narrow down to the public health degree you are looking for. The default listings are sorted by popularity, but you should create your own filters to get results best tailored to you.

Buffalo

School of Public Health and Health Professions

BS - Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Exercise Science - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Clinical Nutrition - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Nutrition Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Behavior - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Occupational Therapy - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Services Administration - Traditional learning format
MA - Master of Arts in Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Exercise Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Health Behavior - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Exercise Science - Traditional learning format
Physical Therapy - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Rehabilitation Science - Traditional learning format
BS-MPH - Exercise Science/Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
BS-MPH - Exercise Science/Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
BS-MS - Exercise Science/Nutrition - Traditional learning format
MPH-MBA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
BS-MS - Exercise Science/Nutrition - Traditional learning format
BS-MS - Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSW - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-JD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-PharmD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
PhD-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
Albany

School of Public Health

BS - Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Biomedical Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Environmental Health Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Administration - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Health Policy Management & Behavior - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Science - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Social & Behavioral Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Biomedical Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Public Health - Online learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Health Administration - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Biomedical Science - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Environmental Health Science - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Social & Behavioral Science - Traditional learning format
MPH-MS - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSW - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
New York

Hunter College - Brooklyn College - Lehman College - The Graduate School and University Center - School of Public Health

BS - Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Community Health - Traditional learning format
BS - Bachelor of Science in Public Health - Nutrition & Food Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - General Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Care Policy & Administration - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Public Health Nutrition - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Policy & Management - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Geographic Information Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Community-based PH & Health Equity - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Community-based PH & Health Equity - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Community Health Education - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Nutrition - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
DPH - Doctor of Public Health - Community Society & Health - Traditional learning format
DPH - Doctor of Public Health - Environmental & Occupational Health - Traditional learning format
DPH - Doctor of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
DPH - Doctor of Public Health - Health Policy & Management - Traditional learning format
MPH-MS - Community/Public Health Nursing/Urban Public Health - Traditional learning format
MS-BS - Nutrition - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Public Health Practice and Policy - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
New York

Mailman School of Public Health

MPH - Master of Public Health - Global Health - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Biostatistics - Patient Oriented Research - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Columbia on the Job - Non-Traditional learning format, Hybrid learning format, learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental & Molecular Toxicology - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Epidemiology - Traditional - Non-Traditional learning format, learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Columbia on the Job - Non-Traditional learning format, Hybrid learning format, learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Medical/Health Physics - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Biostatistics - Statistical Genetics - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Aging & Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Care Management - Executive - Non-Traditional learning format, Hybrid learning format, learning format
MS - Master of Science - Biostatistics - Statistical Genetics - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Reproductive & Family Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental & Molecular Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Sociomedical Sciences - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Effectiveness and Outcomes Research - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental & Molecular Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Sexuality and Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - General Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - History & Ethics of Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Management - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Social Sciences Research in Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Policy - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Forced Migration & Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Urbanism and Built Environment - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Policy - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Biostatistics - Theory & Methods - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Policy - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Biostatistics - Clinical Research Methods - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Promotion - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Sociomedical Sciences - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Leadership in Global Hlth & Humanitarian Systems - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Environmental Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Sociomedical Sciences - Traditional learning format
MPH-MBA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MIA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MPA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSN - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSOT - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSUP - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSW - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-JD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-DDS - Public Health - Traditional learning format
Brooklyn

School of Public Health

MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Policy & Management - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Biostatistics - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Community Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Community Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MPH-MMI - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MOT - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MPT - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSN - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-PA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
Valhalla
MPH - Master of Public Health - Behavioral Sciences & Health Promotion - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Science - Online learning format, Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Health Policy & Management - Online learning format, Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Health Policy & Management - Traditional learning format
DrPH - Doctorate of Public Health - Behavioral Sciences & Health Promotion - Traditional learning format
MPH-DPT - Public Health
MPH-MD - Public Health
Stony Brook
MPH - Master of Public Health - Public Health Practice - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Evaluative Sciences - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Community Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-BS - Applied Mathematics & Statistics - Traditional learning format
MPH-BS - Pharmacology - Traditional learning format
MPH-MAPP - Public Policy - Traditional learning format
MPH-MBA - Business Administration - Traditional learning format
MPH-BA - Earth and Space Studies - Traditional learning format
MPH-BA - Women's Studies - Traditional learning format
MPH-DDS - Dental Surgery - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Medicine - Traditional learning format
Rochester
MS - Master of Science - Health Services Research - Traditional learning format
MS - Master of Science - Clinical & Translational Science - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Clinical Investigation - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Generalist - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Health Services Research - Traditional learning format
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy - Epidemiology - Traditional learning format
MPH-BA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-BS - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MBA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-PhD - Public Health - Traditional learning format
New York

Global Institute of Public Health

MPH - Master of Public Health - Community and International Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Community and International Health - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Global Health Leadership - Traditional learning format
MPH - Master of Public Health - Public Health Nutrition - Traditional learning format
MPH-MPA - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MS - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MSW - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-DDS - Public Health - Traditional learning format
MPH-MD - Public Health - Traditional learning format