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Division of Graduate Studies
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
M.A.-Community Health Education
The master of arts degree in community health serves both national and international students who are pursing a career in health promotion/disease prevention. Many of our graduate students are in practice in the field and come to Brooklyn College for advanced training and professional development.
The program has two concentrations: community health education and thanatology. The community health education concentration develops professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities that help improve the health of individuals and communities. Graduates typically find employment in public health departments, community-based organizations, hospitals, and clinics as patient educators, health education teachers, health coaches, community organizers, public health educators, and health program managers.
The thanatology concentration focuses on the development of expertise in the area of dying, death, and bereavement. Graduates hold a variety of positions including that of hospice program director, hospital bereavement coordinator, hospice volunteer coordinator, funeral aftercare counselor, and bereavement counseling program director.
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999