Public Health (MPH)

Program Overview

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Binghamton University's Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares graduates to prevent disease and promote health by addressing underlying environmental factors and social determinants, with the ultimate goal of achieving health equity among populations. The program is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in public health as well as those currently in the public health workforce who wish to further their education.

The MPH program is a 48-credit multidisciplinary professional degree program offering full-time and part-time study options. Students can choose electives from several areas, such as population health, global health, disaster management and forensic health.

Through a transdisciplinary approach integrating classroom learning, academic research, interprofessional collaborations and community engagement, graduates are prepared for leadership positions developing evidence-based solutions for critical public health issues. Students learn to evaluate scientific evidence and translate it into meaningful health improvements for diverse populations and communities. Graduates acquire the knowledge, skills and values of public health for careers in various settings.


The Harpur/MPH 4+1 program allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in any Harpur major leading to a BA, BS or BFA (BMus is excluded) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in just 5 years.

Degrees Offered

  • MPH in Public Health

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

A series of experiential public health courses facilitates connections between the classroom and the community, and the program culminates in an internship and capstone project. This curriculum prepares students to meet professional standards while providing opportunities to apply public health theories and concepts and promoting the development of communication skills, leadership abilities and collaborative relationships.

After You Graduate

The MPH program readies students for a wide range of careers in the public, nonprofit and private sectors in New York, across the United States and around the world. Graduates are set up for success in public health departments, insurance agencies and pharmaceutical companies, as well as settings across the healthcare spectrum, from primary care and home care to hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Admission Requirements


There are many funding and scholarship opportunities at Binghamton. We encourage prospective students to review available program-specific scholarships and awards, and visit the program's website for additional information.

For more information, visit the Public Health website.