Public Health at Syracuse—Where Community = Classroom
Service learning and community engagement are cornerstones of public health education at Falk College. By purposefully integrating classroom instruction with hands-on opportunities, longstanding faculty-agency collaborations locally and globally allow us to customize student learning experiences while helping address some of today’s most pressing public health needs.
Falk’s Public Health programs include:
- A bachelor of science in public health among the first in New York State to earn CEPH accreditation.
- An accelerated public health B.S./M.S. in which students have the opportunity to earn both degrees in 5 years.
- An accelerated B.S. public health/M.S. global health in which students have the opportunity to earn both degrees in 5 years.
- A master of science in public health focused on research methods and biostatistics competencies in concert with mentored research culminating in a thesis.
- A master of science in global health focused on the factors influencing the health and well-being of children and families in the context of the global community. A graduate-level certificate of advanced study in global health is also offered.
- A graduate-level certificate of advanced study in addiction studies.
- Undergraduate minors in public health as well as other related fields, including addiction studies, health and wellness, food studies and nutrition, among others, that offer unique and marketable complements to another major.
Opportunities for research working side-by-side with faculty abound, with topics including community and work disparities for people with disabilities, malaria elimination, mindfulness-based meditation for Veterans with posttraumatic stress and the Syracuse Lead Study, among many others.
Our undergraduate program prepares students to work in a variety of public health positions and newly emerging preventive health areas in corporate wellness centers, college health services, insurance agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. Many students plan for graduate education in public health, health administration, health-related social sciences (medical anthropology, medical sociology, or health psychology), health policy and the law, and the health professions (medicine, nursing, physician assistance, pharmacy, or dentistry).
Graduates of Falk College’s public health program have unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.
2019 Falk Student Research Celebration Takes Place March 26-29
Falk Family Endowed Professor in Public Health, Brooks Gump with 2018 poster session winner Ivan Castro, Graduate Student in Public Health Falk students are invited to submit posters for completed or in-progress empirical, exploratory, policy analytic or hypothesis-driven research projects…
Falk College expands graduate merit scholarships beginning Summer 2019
Graduate merit scholarships have been expanded for prospective students interested in matriculating into master’s degrees, either full- or part-time, offered in Falk College effective Summer 2019 (includes MAYmester Summer Session I, Summer Session II, Combined Summer Session). Incentives include no…
Research training program for veterans now accepting applications
2018 Undergraduate Trauma Research Training program To improve access to undergraduate research experiences in the area of trauma for groups typically underrepresented in this research, including veterans, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University’s Falk College, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate…
Falk researchers measure effect of dog ownership, training on PTSD symptoms among veterans
Photo courtesy of Clear Path for Veterans Falk College faculty in public health and social work are researchers in a new integrative health study that measures the effects of owning and training a therapy dog on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…
College Of Law, Falk College provide legal support to local community
Genesis Health Project COL and FALK Elder Law Clinic At Living Water Church 2018Earlier this year Mary Helen McNeal, Professor of Law and Director of the Elder and Health Law Clinic, and Falk public health professor, Luvenia Cowart, and Maria…