CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA) and CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (SPH) agree to establish a Bachelor’s-Master’s pipeline program, the CUNY BA-SPH 4+1 Program.

The pipeline permits eligible CUNY BA students (as defined below) to take graduate- level courses at the CUNY School of Public Health (SPH) during their junior and senior years in CUNY BA, with such courses counting towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees, and secures their early admission to SPH’s master’s programs, to enable the completion of both the undergraduate and master’s degrees in five years rather than six. To apply for admission, students will be required to submit a one-to-two-page personal statement explaining their personal and academic rationale for joining the pipeline program. Students should demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a master’s degree in public health, the health sciences, or industrial hygiene and/or a career in the field of health based upon their current program of study or work experience.

With support from CUNY BA, the student will submit their application, personal statement, and official CUNY BA transcripts to the CUNY BA 4+1 Admissions Committee who will review the materials and consult with the student’s CUNY BA Academic Advisor on any additional pertinent information needed. Final decisions regarding provisional acceptances at SPH will be made by the SPH 4+1 Admissions Committee. SPH and CUNY BA will issue joint letters of acceptance, rejection, or waitlist status during the Spring and Fall semesters. The CUNY BA students will apply to the program in Spring for admission in the Summer or Fall session, or in Fall for admission in the Spring session. Accepted students may earn up to 18 credits in SPH graduate courses that will apply towards both their bachelor’s degree at CUNY BA and their master’s degree at SPH.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Completed 60 undergraduate credits or more
  • Maintained a cumulative CUNY GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Not yet in their last semester of the CUNY BA program

Master of Public Health (MPH) concentrations:

MPH in Community Health
MPH in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
MPH in Health Policy and Management
MPH in Public Health Nutrition

Master of Science (MS) concentrations:

MS in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
MS in Health Communications for Social Change (online program)
MS in Population Health Informatics (online program)

Current CUNY BA students interested in applying should complete this application.

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