The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Hofstra University has received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health, a national agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is an important public recognition that Hofstra’s program meets the highest standards of training set by the profession.
“Receiving the CEPH accreditation seal of approval means we offer high quality education and have excelled in public health practice, research, and service,” said MPH Program Director Anthony Santella, DrPH. “Our program is committed to training the next generation of public health practitioners, researchers, and advocates who are engaged, committed, socially aware, culturally competent, and ethical, and who are prepared with evidence-based tools to prevent and ameliorate public health problems locally, nationally and globally.”
“The two-year long self-study that was a part of the accreditation process was truly a team effort,” he added. “It was led by my colleague and former MPH Program Director Dr. Corinne Kyriacou in partnership with the MPH faculty, students, alumni, Community Advisory Board and other external stakeholders, and University leadership.”
The MPH program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum and advanced training that prepares students to understand the scientific, community, political, and social dimensions of public health research and problem solving. They learn how to adapt to an increasingly complex and changing health care system as they work with the resources and faculty experts from Hofstra’s School of Health Professions and Human Services as well as experts from the local, national, and global healthcare community.
The 42-semester-hour program emphasizes the importance of experiential learning with a culminating internship experience in a wide range of clinical and community settings, such as hospitals and clinics, governmental health agencies, private industry, and community-based advocacy, education and service organizations.
The MPH program can be completed in a year-and-a-half of full-time study, or in less than three years of part-time study for working professionals. The program features a flexible instructional model that combines distance learning, hybrid courses, and traditional, classroom-based instruction, over eight semesters (summer, fall and spring). For admission requirements or other information, contact Dr. Santella.