Public Health

St. John's University

24 months
1460 USD/credit
1460 USD/credit
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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.  

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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.

Career Outcomes

Public health professionals work to improve and protect the health of populations by performing an array of essential public health services, ranging from evaluating population-based health services to developing programs to promote health and prevent disease. 

Public health professionals may work in a variety of private and public settings including local, state or federal health departments, community-based organizations, or in health advocacy, policy or research organizations.  For more information on career opportunities and the impact of public health, visit the What is Public Health? website.

Public health professionals work in a diverse range of career positions.  Positions vary based on the discipline and setting.

Examples of careers in Community Health include:

  • Program planner
  • Outreach specialist
  • Health promotion coordinator
  • Public health advisor
  • Researcher
  • Health educator 

Examples of careers in Global Health include:

  • In-field consultant
  • Researcher
  • Global program manager
  • Administrator
  • Health policy analyst
  • Program assistant

Programme Structure


Through a dynamic curriculum, an applied fieldwork practice experience, and a culminating experience, students will have various opportunities to develop core public health competencies and specialize in either community health or global health.

All students must complete a total of 45 credits to satisfy the degree requirements. All students complete 18-credit hours that cover the core discipline areas of public health (biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences), 12-credit hours of concentration courses, 9-credit hours of methods and evaluation electives, a 3-credit hour fieldwork practice experience, and a 3-credit hour culminating experience.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Graduate Admission Application
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation—Include three letters of recommendation from college/university faculty or a previous or current employer.
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1460 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1460 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1460 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1460 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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