About the School
The New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice is located just 15 miles north of the New York City limits, in suburban Westchester, we offer exceptional opportunities to upward-mobile professionals from varied backgrounds. More than 3 million people live in our primary catchment area, which includes the scenic Hudson River valley and parts of Connecticut, and encompasses a variety of community settings – urban, suburban, and rural.
Most of our faculty are actively involved with local health departments, health systems, and other agencies. The region has a rich history and highly developed network of social services, advocacy for children and the elderly, disability services, and vocational rehabilitation.
Our public health programs feature late afternoon and evening classes to match the busy schedules of working professionals.
Our full-time weekday professional programs, in physical therapy and speech-language pathology, add a community-oriented perspective that does not occur in most other teaching settings. Service-based learning activities integrate health sciences and public health practice with the clinical arts.
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the nation’s largest private health sciences universities. It has a strong history of involvement in the social and environmental determinants of health and disease, and special concern for the poor, the powerless, and the helpless.
Quick School Facts:
- More than 450 students are enrolled in the School of Health Sciences and Practice. Most students are employed in settings such as government and public health agencies, clinical practices, hospitals, nursing homes, corporations, biotechnology companies, environmental and pharmaceutical laboratories and community service organizations.
- Master of Public Health degrees are offered in health policy and management, epidemiology, behavioral sciences and health promotion, and environmental health science. A Master of Science degree (M.S.) is offered in a medically-oriented speech-language pathology program.
- The school offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (D.P.T.), and a Doctor of Public Health degree (Dr.P.H.) is offered in epidemiology and in health policy and management.
- The Institute of Public Health is the school’s primary asset for research, community service and practical hands-on experience for public health master’s and doctoral students.
- The Centers of Excellence in the Institute of Public Health focus on interdisciplinary research and training in disaster medicine, disability and health, long term care research and policy and medical outcomes research.
Page updated: January 27, 2012