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Community Health, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) ,
The master of arts degree in community health serves both national and international students who are pursuing a career in health promotion/disease prevention. Many of our graduate students are in practice in the field and come to Brooklyn College for advanced training and professional development.

About

You believe that nothing is more important than good health, and you are committed to helping people maintain theirs in all contexts: locally, globally, geographically, culturally, socially, and emotionally. 

In the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, you can choose from a plethora of courses in every conceivable aspect of health and nutrition, from birth to old age. We provide a high-quality, multidisciplinary, critical perspective on food, nutrition, and community health. You will learn about health systems, health and nutrition policy and program development, the social and natural components of health and disease, and health promotion. Your education will prepare you for rewarding careers in hospitals, community centers, public policy, private practice, and many other arenas.

Programme Structure

The program has two concentrations: community health education and thanatology. The community health education concentration develops professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities that help improve the health of individuals and communities. Graduates typically find employment in public health departments, community-based organizations, hospitals, and clinics as patient educators, health coaches, community organizers, public health educators, and health program managers. 

The thanatology concentration focuses on the development of expertise in the area of dying, death, and bereavement. Graduates hold a variety of positions including that of hospice program director, hospital bereavement coordinator, hospice volunteer coordinator, funeral aftercare counselor, and bereavement counseling program director.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Submit essay on academic interests and goals with application. 

Applicants must offer at least 18 credits in acceptable health-related courses at the undergraduate or graduate level and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Experience in a health-related field is required for the thanatology concentration. One year of relevant experience in the field may be accepted in place of up to 18 credits for students in the community health education concentration. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9960 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5385 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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