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In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies
AN INVITATION TO APPLY
There are many reasons to apply to our our Programs in Health Education (MA, Ed.D.) and Community Health Education (MS) within the Department of Health and Behavior Studies.
REASONS TO APPLY TO OUR PROGRAM
- We offer a competitive and compelling graduate level educational opportunity within one of the premier graduate schools of education in the United States: Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.
- We feature great faculty + great students + great diversity + great courses + great convenienceà which lead to great career opportunities!
- Most courses are offered 2 times per year
- 81% of our 32 credit M.A. courses are available online
- Over half (56%) of our 42 credit M.S. courses are available online,
- 70% of the Required Core and Advanced Core courses for the 90 credit E.D. are available online
- Many courses are hybrid, meaning you can attend the in-person class or the online section—including when needed (e.g. extreme weather)
- The M.A. can be completed in one full year
- The M.S. can be completed in 2 full years (i.e. including a summer)
- Students can transfer up to 45 credits (grade of B or better) for the 90 credit Ed.D. So, if you have an MPH, MS, Ed.M., MPA, MBA, or MA, you will find our Ed.D. to be the ideal next step
- We offer ROLLING ADMISSIONS—and consider applications year-round, including rapid decisions—within a month of your application being complete!
VISIT OUR PROGRAM: INTERVIEW, ATTEND A CLASS, TALK TO STUDENTS
As Director of the Programs in Health Education and Community Health education, I welcome in-person meetings, particularly on the days of the week when you could also experience a sample class session. Such visits will allow you to get a sense of the high quality of education being offered through our programs (e.g. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:10 – 6:50 and 7:20 – 9:00 p.m.). To arrange a visit, please call me on my cell phone at any time (267-269-7411) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTEND THE FALL COLLOQUIA SERIES – PUBLIC WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
During the Fall semester we welcome you to attend any of the (free) sessions within the Colloquia Series that I conduct. These 8 colloquia sessions are held across each Fall semester, providing opportunities for public workforce development, as well as to meet and network with our graduate students—allowing them to share their educational experiences.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO: WATCH ONLINE CONFERENCE VIDEOS
Learn more about what we do by watching online videos. Specifically, we recommend that you view videos from the 2013, 2014 or 2015 Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University—and join the thousands of viewers who have enjoyed this resource over the past decade (i.e. first conference in 2006). This annual national conference was discontinued by the Provost in September 2015, but the YouTube videos continue to provide a dynamic showcase for our Programs, and the videos afford a unique opportunity to hear some of our faculty present on their research and scholarship. For example, in March 2013, Dr. Barbara Wallace, as the Founding Conference Director, delivered the Conference Opening Address on the conference theme: Culturally Appropriate Research, Practice, and Policy Approaches to Health Disparities within a Stress and Coping Bio-Psycho-Social-Environmental-Cultural Framework. Also, in March 2013, another one of our Program in Health Education faculty members, Dr. Charles Basch, a national expert on the link between learning and health, and the March Hoe Professor of Health and Education, delivered a major Keynote Address on Reducing Educationally Relevant Health Disparities: Strategies to Close the Educational Achievement Gap for Urban Youth and a National Research and Policy Agenda. In addition, one of the consistently top-rated Professors across Teachers College, our Adjunct Professor, Dr. Robert Fullilove—and Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health—delivered a major Keynote Address in March 2014 on Urban Community Research: HIV/AIDS, Incarceration, Sexual Concurrency, the Built Environment, and Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice. Learn about us by watching these conference videos:
- March 2015, 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University (renamed the Health Equity and Social Justice Conference)
Please know that I sincerely look forward to hearing from you and sharing all I can about our programs to assist you in making a decision with regard to your graduate education. There are great things happening within our programs:
GREAT STUDENTS + GREAT COURSES + GREAT CONVENIENCE + GREAT FACULTY + GREAT DIVERSITY AS PREPARATION FOR
GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES!