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Public Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, NY,
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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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