New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Master of Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion


Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Basic Sciences Building - Room A41

Valhalla, NY 10595

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.H. - Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The most serious health problems in the U.S. today–heart disease, cancer, stroke–have substantial behavioral components. The MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion enables students to develop the skills that are necessary to change behavior for a healthier lifestyle. Courses emphasize principles of behavior change, psychosocial factors, program-planning and evaluation and outcomes assessment as they relate to public health problems. Graduates of the program will be able to identify factors in the etiology, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of illness, and to develop and administer preventive and rehabilitative intervention strategies. The department also offers a 27-credit graduate certificate in Health Education which qualifies students to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, and 18 credit Certificate in Public Health. Topics not covered in regularly scheduled required and elective courses may be pursued through Field Experience in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion, Directed Research in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion, and Tutorial in Behavioral Sciences and Health Promotion.


New York Medical College is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York, and all of its degree programs are authorized by the New York State Department of Education. The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL, transcript evaluation, financial support documentation

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 46

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 875 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 10125 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 10125 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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