Health and Hospitality: Two new King Graduate programs mean development and careers

The King Graduate School of Urban Studies and Applied Research of Monroe College is adding two programs that will make a difference in students’ lives and in the communities they serve.  The new Master of Public Health program and Master of Science Program in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management will debut in the fall and students can begin applying now.

“We are expanding our degree offerings into areas where we already have strong academic foundations,” said Dr. Michael Marinaccio, Dean of the King Graduate School.  “Accordingly, the academic content will be relevant to burgeoning career markets, enhancing educational and career opportunities for undergraduates.  But more than that, these programs have strong practical components that enable us to fulfill our mission of providing educational programs that make a difference.”

Designed for students interested in pursuing careers in public health and for those who want to enhance their existing public health careers, the 45-credit Master of Public Health (MPH) program puts graduates in position to have positive impact on the health outlook for individuals and communities.

 “Public health problems involve complex and interrelated social, behavioral, legal, medical, and economic issues,” said Dr. Jerry Kostroff, Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions, “and graduates from the Master’s program will be intimately involved in developing and implementing interventions designed to improve overall health.”

 With a practice-based internship and a thesis paper based on an outcome-oriented project, graduates will have a leg up into exciting career opportunities in government agencies, academia, health care institutions, public health interest groups, and non-profit organizations.  Students will choose one of the concentrations in either Community Health or Health Administration and Leadership.

 The Master of Science program in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management is an accelerated, one-year program that prepares students for leadership positions in hotels and resorts, convention services, strategic development for tourism boards, international tourism development, real estate development projects and business ownership.  It’s also an excellent opportunity for students who may be looking to change their careers from the hospitality industry to academia.

Conducted primarily online so that working professionals have the opportunity to take advantage of the program, the M.S. program in Executive Leadership in Hospitality Management will include residencies at the beginning and end of the program to help students build relationships and share issues currently faced by the industry and at the same time experience real world situations first-hand that will enhance their studies.  Based just outside New York City, the program will give students the benefit of learning in a fast-paced, complex environment, which will make for invaluable training.

 To apply or get more information:

Please contact the King Graduate School directly or visit our website:

Phone: 1-888-4-KINGGRAD

Email: king@monroecollege.edu

Website: www.monroecollege.edu/king

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