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Stony Brook LOGOIf you are considering a graduate program in public health, consider Stony Brook University. Stony Brook is ranked in the top 2 percent of more than 8,300 universities worldwide and is named in the top 50 universities in North America by the London Times Higher Education Supplement. The London Times also ranks us 33rd worldwide in research impact, and, in a rating of the best science universities globally, ranks Stony Brook 76th in the world, 21st in the United States, and 10th among U.S. public universities. In addition, the Institute for Higher Education in Shanghai ranks Stony Brook among the top 150 universities in the world.

The Graduate Program in Public Health leads to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The Program’s mission is to train individuals who wish to integrate the knowledge, skills, vision, and values of public health into their careers and provide leadership in the field.

The Program emphasizes the population health approach to public health. Achieving and maintaining healthy populations effectively and efficiently are central to the population health orientation. Effectiveness and efficiency are particularly acute concerns for public health in today’s world of limited resources and competing agendas. The hallmarks of population health are an ecological understanding of the determinants of health and a systems approach to solving health problems; emphasis on proactively stabilizing and improving health among all populations; an insistence on accountability, evidence-based practice, and continuous collaboration among scholars in the social, behavioral, clinical, and basic sciences and the humanities; development of comprehensive, sophisticated health information systems; and use of advanced analytical tools to examine health problems and evaluate responses to them.

Stony Brook’s program of study is 45 credits and consists of a public health core (24 credits), a practicum, a capstone seminar, and a concentration in Evaluative Sciences, Community Health, or the Public Health Generalist. The Program can accommodate full-time or part-time study. We seek intellectually inquisitive people from all socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds who can provide special contributions to the field of public health and the Program. The Program is highly selective in admission, and we consider the potential contribution of each applicant to the student body and to the public health field.

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contact Judith Greene at (631) 444-2074, or e-mail us at .

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