New York Medical College (NYMC) – School of Health Sciences and Practice and Institute of Public Health is the third largest private graduate health sciences university in the United States. Located in Westchester County, New York, NYMC was founded in 1860 by a group of New York City civic leaders led by noted poet, editor and orator William Cullen Bryant, who was concerned with the primitive conditions of hospitals and medical education at that time.
Now a renowned private health sciences university, NYMC consists of three schools – the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences and Practice. The College is accredited by the Middle States Associate of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), and the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
The School of Health Sciences and Practice offers Continuing Medical Education and Professional Studies programs that make available to physicians and other healthcare providers resources to advance their medical skills and knowledge. These programs are available through the School’s website which offers courses 100% online through a platform that uses multiple communication tools (mail, forum discussions, chat, web conferencing, wikis and personal journals).
Some of these online programs include Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science; Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management; and for its continuing education program, Graduate Certificates in Emergency Preparedness; Global Health; and Industrial Hygiene.
Cost of tuition for the Master of Public Health and Graduate Certificate is $760 per semester credit hour. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.