Graduate Student Opportunities
Earn a concurrent Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in population health and aging while you work toward an M.A. Students must complete 15 credits, including 9 from required courses—SOC 667: Population Processes, SOC 655: Sociology of Health and Illness, and SOC 664: Aging and Society—along with 6 credits of health or aging electives, 3 of which must be a graduate-level SOC course.
Policy, Place and Population Health Lab
Graduate students receive training in population health research, various sources of data, diverse research methods, disseminating and communicating research, and other professional development areas. Students also have the opportunity to get feedback on their own research through regular lab meetings.
Undergraduate students at Syracuse University can use the Healthy Monday campaign and promotional materials as a framework to develop public health promotion projects.
The Lerner Center also serves as a placement for PHP 442 (Public Health Capstone). Each spring semester, one senior public health student is placed with Lerner to take a deep dive into public health program development, implementation and evaluation.
The Lerner Center offers undergraduate internship placements for students interested in population health. Internships are either paid or for course credit. Opportunities are based on the center’s needs and a student’s experience and interests. The Lerner Center offers three types of internships.
- Health Programming
- Health Communications