Taught course

Public Health

St John's University · College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Graduate admission at St. John’s University is competitive and selective. Admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is based on an applicant's academic record, recommendation letters, scores on the graduate record exam (GRE) and other factors that reflect a student's academic potential and motivation for successful graduate study. All applicants must meet current admission criteria, and submit the appropriate documentation, to be considered for the MPH program. •Graduate Admission Application—Submit a completed graduate admission application directly to the Office of Graduate Admission. •Bachelor’s Degree—Evidence of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Official transcripts are required from each institution attended. •Minimum GPA— Applicants need to have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. •Resume or Curriculum Vitae—Include a current resume or curriculum vitae with the graduate admission application. •Graduate Record Exam (GRE)—Applicants must earn satisfactory GRE General Exam scores and supply official GRE scores directly from ETS to the Office of Graduate Admission. The School official testing code is 2799. •Letters of Recommendation—Include three letters of recommendation from college/university faculty or a previous or current employer. Reference letters should address the qualities that make the applicant a strong candidate for the MPH degree program and additional relevant information. Letters of recommendation are part of the admission process. The Office of Graduate Admission strongly encourages applicants to submit these directly with the Graduate Online Application. •Personal Statement—Submit a clear personal statement, not to exceed 1,000 words in length. This statement should address each of the following topics:◦Interest in the field of public health; ◦Overview of any relevant public health experience; ◦Career and professional goals; ◦Reasons for pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at St. John’s University; and ◦Other information that may be of special interest and importance to the Graduate Admission Committee Additional requirements may apply to international students. International applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Months of entry

January, August

Course content

The Public Health program at St. John’s University - the first of its kind in Queens, NY - was created to address the urgent need and demand for public health professionals and to meet the challenges of public health in regional, national, and global communities. This program continues the Vincentian tradition at St. John’s to address poverty and social injustice by empowering individuals to work with local and global communities to improve health and protect the public.

Cited as one of the fastest growing professions by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, public health jobs are in greater demand as the global community faces potential pandemics, HIV/AIDS and disasters, while the national community faces staggering rates of non-communicable diseases, increasing health care costs, and health disparities.

Offered through the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the 45-credit program, leading to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, offers two areas of concentration in either community health or global health, and is built to meet the educational demands of both recent graduates and working professionals

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-36 months

Course contact details

Robert Medrano