Advisement

MPH Program

You will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist in planning a program that meets your educational goals, and to answer questions relating to graduate studies. The advisor will also assist you in selecting faculty members who will supervise your field training experiences and chair your MPH integrative project. You should plan to consult with your advisor prior to registration each semester. If you do not know who your advisor is, please contact Barb Sen, graduate program coordinator, at bsen@buffalo.edu.

If, for any reason, you wish to change advisors, submit a request in writing to the MPH Program Director and provide a copy to the current advisor. Changes will be made only with the approval of the new advisor.

All administrative questions relating to meeting degree requirements (e.g., class registration, graduation forms) should be directed to Barb Sen, graduate program coordinator, at bsen@buffalo.edu.

Academic Advising Report

Each semester, students are encouraged to review their Academic Advising Report. This Report is available within your HUB account. To access:

  1. Go to HUB
  2. Click on "Plan" (top left)
  3. Click on "My Academics" tab
  4. Click on "View my Advisement Report"

PhD Program

The PhD program is based on a mentor-mentee model in which you will be matched with a faculty advisor who shares your research interests. As part of the application for admission, you will identify one or more faculty members would could function as your advisor and describe how your planned doctoral research relates to the potential advisor’s research activities and interests.

Your faculty advisor will involve you in their research and supervise your independent research, including the dissertation.