Founded in 1860 in New York City by a group of public health-minded civic leaders, New York Medical College is one of the nation’s largest and oldest private health sciences universities. The college takes pride in many firsts – in indigent health care, gender and racial diversity, and population health. We are one of the few medical colleges that have a full-range of public health programs.
Just 20 miles north of New York City, the college’s network of partners encompasses Greater New York and the Hudson Valley region, bringing students an exceptional breadth of learning experiences in settings ranging from urban and rural. This network includes faculty-student affiliations with more than nine county and city health departments and dozens of community-based organizations covering a population of more than 3 million, exclusive of New York City.
The MPH degree program offers four concentrations: Health Policy & Management, Environmental Health Science, Behavioral Science & Health Promotion, and Epidemiology. With the exception of epidemiology, all programs are offered in an on-campus (evenings) or online format. The Public Health Program also offers a DrPH degree, with a concentration in health policy and management, and an on-campus MS in Biostatistics. The program also offers an accelerated MPH (15 months) in both Behavioral Science & Health Promotion and Health Policy & Management.
Collaborative opportunities abound with community partners, medical faculty, affiliated hospitals and neighborhood health centers, as well as with research faculty in environmental health science, disaster medicine, behavioral health science, long-term care and disability and health.