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York Now Has 4+1 Agreement with CUNY SPH

York College will begin implementing its signed agreement with the CUNY School of Health in the Spring 2022.

The first cohort of students are now applying for the program:  CUNY SPH 4+1.

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) has partnered with select CUNY colleges to offer an accelerated pipeline program to a master’s degree for students.

The York/SPH 4+1 program now has a 4+1 page on the CUNY website, which provides an overview of the program as well as gives prospective students a chance to explore the various 4+1 programs we have with other CUNY Colleges.

The next step is two-fold: York will organize an information session for prospective students and Create an application for York College students to apply to the program.

Once students are aware of the program and express interest in joining, the next step is for them to submit an internal application to the York College 4+1 Admissions Committee. The application process is outlined on the York College portion of the 4+1 page: 

How to apply

Application is a two-step process.

Step 1: Apply internally

Initially, eligible York College students will apply to the York College 4+1 Admissions Committee with a personal statement. The Admissions Committee will also look up your transcript. The application deadline is December 1, 2021 for students wishing to start in the Spring 2022 semester, and February 15, 2022 for students willing to start in the Summer 2022 session.

Students who are accepted through this initial process will be eligible to begin taking graduate-level courses at CUNY SPH in spring or summer via e-permit. Accepted students may earn up to 12 credits in graduate courses that will apply towards your master’s degree at CUNY SPH and may (depending on your major and equivalency requirements) also apply towards your York College bachelor’s degree.

To remain in the program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, have a declared major, maintain full-time undergraduate status, and earn a grade of B or better in your graduate coursework.

Step 2: After graduating from York College

Students will be provisionally admitted to CUNY SPH the following summer, and will not be required to complete an application in SOPHAS (which is a sort of CommonApp for schools of public health). The GRE is waived for all applicants except those applying to the Epidemiology and Biostatistics program. All other requirements will apply. Application fees will be waived by CUNY SPH.