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CUNY: Partners with Macaulay Honors College to Offer Graduate Pipeline Program

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) and Macaulay Honors College announced an agreement today to offer an accelerated pipeline program for students interested in a career in public health.

The program will allow Macaulay students to take graduate level courses at CUNY SPH during their junior and senior years, allowing for the completion of a bachelor’s degree from Macaulay and a master of public health (MPH) or master of science (MS) degree from CUNY SPH in only one year after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

In its “Best Public Health Schools” list, the U.S. News & World Report ranks CUNY SPH 23rd in the nation, making it the second-highest ranked school in New York State and the only public school in the top 25 in the tristate area. The school emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex health problems by analyzing their causes at multiple levels of organization (such as individual, family, community, city, and nation) and planning interventions that address these levels of influence.

“Macaulay Honors College is delighted to partner with such a highly regarded and nationally ranked program in order to offer new opportunities for our students,” says Dr. Joe Ugoretz, senior associate dean and chief academic officer at Macaulay. “Graduates of the program will understand the drivers of health and disease in populations while adding to their personal credentials and advancing their academic achievement.”

Macaulay is initially offering this opportunity to students who have completed 75 undergraduate credits or more and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students will apply in Spring 2020 and may begin taking courses at CUNY SPH as soon as the following summer.

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