Public Health, Master of Public Health (Ithaca)

Program Description

The Master of Public Health program is a two-year program which draws on the unique strengths of Cornell University’s multiple colleges and prepares its graduates for careers as public health leaders. The program equips students to combine knowledge of human, environmental, animal and agricultural health for a One Health approach to addressing public health needs. Students may select from two concentration areas: Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and Food Systems for Health, both of which draw on the expertise of Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Human Ecology, along with instruction from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. This multidisciplinary approach equips graduates with the core competencies necessary to lead public health initiatives at the municipal, state, national, and international levels.

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Contact Information

Phone: 607.253.3838

Concentrations by Subject

  • food systems for health
  • infectious disease epidemiology


2017-2018 (estimated) $18,000 (per semester)

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Master of Public Health (Ithaca)

Application Deadlines: Fall, March 31 (no spring) You will apply to the MPH program via Cornell’s Graduate School application portal



Requirements Summary:

Applicants will be required to submit the following:

Univeristy transcripts

GRE or MCAT or GMAT Score

GRE writing assessment and TOEFL scores, where applicable

Current Resume

Statement of Interest in publich health, based on and highlighting work and life experience

Statement of Intent that describes the type of project that the student would like to do, and how that might prepare her/him for their intended career

Three reference letters from faculty, practicum/internship supervisors, or employers that highlight the candidate's interest in and commitment to public health and one health, and, where applicable the student's ability to succeed in an intense 12 month program