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Master of Public Health

Program Overview

Touro College’s Master of Public Health program focuses on community health with attention to health disparities. Grounded in the core public health sciences, the MPH program prepares its graduates to evaluate and address the health status and the needs of diverse communities. Graduates will be able to develop, implement, and assess public health interventions and social policies aimed at improving the health of communities and eliminating health inequities.

Students are trained to address community health needs in many ways – through health promotion, education, counseling, research, and advocacy - and to work in varied settings, e.g., federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as community- based and nonprofit organizations, public and private foundations, and health service delivery organizations.

The program combines didactic instruction with active learning and field based experience. Designed to serve the needs of students from diverse backgrounds, including working health professionals and recent college graduates, the curriculum has been designed to cover all requisite public health competencies. Classes are scheduled in the late afternoons, evenings, and on Sundays. Normally, full-time students complete their studies in two years; part time students may take up to five years to earn the degree.

The program’s small size, commitment to real world practice, and dedicated faculty’s extensive experience in public health practice and research combine to offer a dynamic and exciting educational experience, which includes ready access to personal advisement and mentoring.

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