University Senate                                                                     

Proposed: October 24, 2008
Adopted: by voice vote without dissent

 

 

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM LEADING TO THE MS DEGREE IN SOCIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

 

 

WHEREAS                  a need has been established for an educational program that provides an intellectual bridge between traditional social sciences and traditional public health areas to prepare graduates for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medical anthropology, sociology and public health, and qualitative methods in public health research, and

WHEREAS                  there are limited educational options for prospective students who are interested in a non-professional degree in the social sciences and health at Columbia University and across the nation, and

WHEREAS                  the proposed program provides a viable option for students who need social science and health training, but do not seek a professional public health affiliation or an MPH degree,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED                   that the Senate establish an MS degree program in Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health, with the proviso that the program will be reviewed in 5 years, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED                        that the Senate forward this resolution to the Trustees for appropriate action.

 

                                                                                                Proponent:

                                                                                                Committee on Education