School of Health Sciences and Practice New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY
student ratio
Not Reported
total students
$49,170 | $49,170
in-state | out-of-state tuition
August 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
14 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


A Private Health Sciences University

New York Medical College shares a beautiful, suburban campus located in the Hudson Valley, 35 miles north of New York City, with Westchester Medical Center (the region's advanced care and Level 1 Trauma Center), Maria Ferrari Children's Hospital, and Westchester Institute for Human Development.

The college serves as the primary public health resource for 10 county health departments in New York and Connecticut, coordinating public health promotion with disaster management, and is affiliated with over 20 area hospitals. It is a leading New York biomedical research center with over 200 researchers working in the areas of cardiovascular disease, cancer kidney disease, infectious disease, and neuroscience. The college is also part of the region's active network of disability, social, and advocacy services, offering many opportunities for student community involvement.

A Long History of Community Involvement

The college was founded in 1860 by a group of New York City civic leaders led by the noted poet, editor, and orator William Cullen Bryant, who was concerned with the primitive conditions of hospitals and medical education at that time. Today New York Medical College is one of the largest private health sciences universities in the nation.

The college serves as the primary public health resource for 10 county health departments in New York and Connecticut, coordinating public health promotion with disaster management, and has affiliations with more than 50 tri-state area medical centers, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and community outreach organizations.

The School of Health Sciences and Practice

The School of Health Sciences and Practice Institute of Public Health encompasses the School's centers of excellence -- the Center for Disaster Medicine, the Center on Disability and Health, the Center for Medical Outcomes Research, and the Center for Long Term Care Research and Policy. It draws upon the resources of the academic departments of Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology and Community Health, and Health Policy and Management.

Flexible Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

The School of Health Sciences and Practice offers its 500+ students master's and doctoral degrees and graduate certificate programs in a variety of health sciences. The flexible public health programs have afternoon, evening, and fully online classes to accommodate working professionals.

A joint degree program with the New York Medical College School of Medicine further gives students the opportunity to earn Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees simultaneously with their MD degree.

The public health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (

Online and on-campus programs offered include a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology, Behavioral Science and Health Promotion, Environmental Health Science, graduate certificates in health education, industrial hygiene, global health, emergency preparedness, advanced public health and a Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management.

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Four Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs

Students pursuing master's degrees in public health can choose from 4 different degree programs, all requiring 46 credits.

The behavioral sciences and health promotion program prepares students for careers focused on the development of public health programs that prevent illness by encouraging behavioral changes and healthy lifestyles.

The epidemiology program prepares students to work in public health agencies, hospitals, research institutions, and other facilities examining the distribution and determination of human disease. Participants learn to evaluate the demographic, behavioral, and environmental factors that affect disease frequency.

Environmental health science degree candidates are prepared for careers as health and safety officers, in environmental monitoring, government inspection and permits, or environmental research. Studies include environmental hazards, air and water quality, pollution, and environmental law courses.

The health policy and management program offers an individualized plan for each student, dependent on their backgrounds and goals, for careers in a variety of health services and research settings.

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree

To earn a DrPH degree in health policy and management, students who are already professionals in the health field learn to develop and manage public health policies for work in hospitals, health departments, pharmaceutical and health-related organizations, and state and federal agencies. This 54-credit post-master's program features courses in public health law and leadership, socio-economics, and clinical and research ethics. It includes an internship and dissertation, and requires a minimum of 2 years of residency.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

The 120-credit NYMC DPT program features a problem-based learning format that collaborates with teaching and research in many departments of the college, including anatomy, histology, neuroscience, physiology, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, and surgery.

Students also participate in 4 full-time clinical practice affiliations (9 months of clinical education) in a variety of healthcare settings. The DPT program culminates with a doctoral project in clinical research, public health, or a mentored teaching practicum.

Program graduates have a 3-year average National Licensure Examination ultimate passing rate of 92.2%, according to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Speech-Language Pathology Master's Degree

The intensive 21-month, 72-credit MS in Speech-Language Pathology program is designed for full-time students to acquire qualification for licensure with a public health perspective. Accepted students who do not have undergraduate degrees in speech-language pathology can be accommodated in this program without additional coursework; the college provides a self-study program for the summer before admission at no additional cost.

NY Medical College's SLP program is medically-oriented, and prepares students for careers in healthcare settings. Its training incorporates faculty members and resources from the university medical school, with coursework focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medical issues.

Students also complete 375 hours of clinical rotations in hospitals, clinics, and schools for children with special needs. The Praxis licensure pass rate for the last 5 years in this program is 96%; the employment rate is 98%.

A Wide Variety of Graduate Certificate Programs

NYMC also offers several specialized interest area certificate programs of varying lengths for students not desiring degrees, including: health education (27 credits), children with special healthcare needs (15 credits), industrial hygiene (15 credits), public health (18 credits), global health (12 credits), advanced public health (18 credits), and emergency preparedness (15 credits).

Convenient Suburban Location Close to New York City

The New York Medical College campus in suburban Westchester County is just 15 miles from the New York City limits. Westchester is bordered by the scenic Hudson River Valley on one side, and Long Island Sound on the other. The locale offers easy 20-minute access by car or commuter train to everything the NYC metropolis has to offer.

Location & Contact

School of Health Sciences and Practice

New York Medical College

Valhalla, NY 10595-1691
United States

Dr. Robert Amler


Phone: 914-594-4843
Fax: 914-594-4292

Ms. Pamela Suett

Director of Recruitment

Phone: 914-594-4510
Fax: 914-594-4292

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Health Graduate Certificate
      Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
      Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 189
    • Doctoral Degrees 50
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 950
    • Accepted 389
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 264
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline August 1st May 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st October 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, minimum graduate GPA of 3.2
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 637 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$49,170
    • Out-of-state tuition *$49,170
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchDisaster preparedness, autism, health literacy, adolescent HIV, health disparities, women's health issues, tobacco control, sexual trauma, homelessness, workplace health promotion and stress management
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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