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M.S. in Community Health
The Masters of Science in Community Health prepares students to address public health issues in diverse populations. The curriculum fosters development of core public health competencies, training students to plan, implement, and evaluate rural health initiatives. Graduates of the program will serve as managers, administrators, researchers, and educators with the goal of preventing premature illness, disease, and mortality. The MS program offers graduates a breadth of knowledge they can apply to almost any public health topic such as STI prevention, promotion of cancer screenings, substance abuse prevention, or the promotion of physical activity and nutrition.
Graduates can expect to work in a variety of government-based settings, including, but not limited to local or state departments of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the World Health Organization, or in local elementary/high schools. Graduates could also work for the thousands of non-governmental/non-profit health agencies including Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, GardenShare, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Office of the Aging, Renewal House, WIC, or the American Cancer Society. The MS is unique in that students will learn to do from a rural health perspective.