In Public Health, you'll focus on practical solutions to promote positive health changes in public and private settings.

Public Health, MS (Not currently admitting)

The 150-credit accelerated B.S./M.S. Public Health program is designed to provide you with the opportunity to complete a bachelor degree and master degree in Public Health in five years, as opposed to six. The program substitutes 15 credits of graduate public health coursework for 6 credits of similar undergraduate public health coursework plus 9 credits of general elective. You will complete an internship experience in your 4th year and a master’s thesis in your 5th year. At the undergraduate level, you have an opportunity to choose a concentration:

  • Addiction Prevention,
  • Community Health Education,
  • Health and Society,
  • Healthcare Administration.

At the graduate level, you choose a second concentration in either:

  • Global Health,
  • Health Data Analytics.

This program is ideal if you want to fast-track to an advanced research degree in public health or if you are considering getting a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) To find out more about the individual undergraduate and graduate portions of the accelerated program visit:

Public Health, B.S. Public Health MS

Why this degree makes a difference in society today…tomorrow…

Public health touches on almost every aspect of modern life, and graduates may find they have the opportunity to work for a number of employers and in various settings. Career opportunities in public health continue to expand rapidly.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2020 nearly 250,000 additional public health professionals will be needed. With this accelerated program you will be in a position to start your career earlier.

Course Requirements

During your junior and senior years of undergraduate study, you would substitute the following graduate courses for the undergraduate courses listed below.

Graduate Course Substitutions for Undergraduate Courses
Substitute Graduate Course Undergraduate Course
PHP 661: Development and Evaluation of Global Health Programs (3 credits) PHP 402: Implementing and Evaluating Health Programs (3 credits)
PHP 668: Applied Epidemiology (3 credits) PHP 401: Epidemiology (3 credits)
PHP 621: Research Methods in Public Health (3 credits) General Elective (3 credits)
PHP 622: Research Proposal Development (2 credits) General Elective (2 credits)
PHP 623: Ethical Issues in Public Health Research (1 credits) General Elective (1 credits)
PHP 630: Analysis of Public Health Data (3 credits) General Elective (3 credits)

Financial Support

Syracuse University provides many undergraduate opportunities for financial aid. Explore these on the Syracuse University Financial Aid website. Competitive graduate assistantships and scholarships are also available for your 5th year of the program.

Getting Admitted

Students may declare their intent to follow the program during the fourth semester of study for students who entered Syracuse University as freshman public health majors. Internal and external transfer students interested in the dual degree program must meet with the program directors to determine if prior coursework is applicable and if the program can be completed within the 5-year time period. During the fall of year 4, students complete the application for formal entry to the graduate program. A personal statement and three letters of recommendation are required.

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