Community Health

Community Health professor speaking to students in a classroom

Community Health M.S. Online Degree Program

SUNY Cortland stands out as a university dedicated to health and wellness, in large part because of strong academic programs within the discipline. Students from anywhere can pursue the university’s graduate-level training through a fully online M.S. in community health.

Promote personal and community health through organizations such as local health departments, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society and others. The program is also an option for teachers with initial teaching certification who are looking to earn a master’s degree as part of their K-12 health certification.

Fully online, flexible completion options

This program is 100% online on a full- or part-time schedule without having to travel to campus.

The program existed for many years on campus, so it will continue to emphasize research, assessment and evaluation skills as well as partnerships with dedicated professors, professional colleagues and community agencies.

Experience is the best teacher

A culminating project provides an opportunity for hands-on experience with a community agency, where you work on a special project that affords you the resources to address a health issue in depth.

You might undertake a needs assessment regarding services of the local American Cancer Society office, generate an educational program about smoking avoidance for teenagers through the local American Lung Association or create a program to help residents at a local senior center learn about exercise and nutrition.

Career potential

You can work in a wide range of settings, including:

  • Community health departments
  • Voluntary health agencies
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Human service agencies

Whether you pursued a health-related major at the undergraduate level or you're looking to make a move into a new profession, you'll gain the skills that make you more marketable as a community health professional.

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Contact us

Alexis Blavos, graduate coordinator
Moffett Center, Room 104-E