Applications and Deadlines

Learn about financial assistance, including types of aid, deadlines and submitting financial aid applications. 

Applications are for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions.

Apply by July 15 through the SOPHAS application and pay the $50 UB application fee in addition to the SOPHAS fee (international students apply by April 1):

  • MPH program
  • MPH portion of the following combined programs
    • MD/MPH
    • MUP/MPH
    • PharmD/MPH

Apply by April 1 through the SOPHAS Express application and pay the $50 UB application fee in addition to the SOPHAS Express fee:

  • MPH program for eligible current UB students:
    • Current students in UB's BA or BS in psychology
    • Current students enrolled in UB's graduate public health certificate
    • Current students in UB’s BS in Public Health
  • MPH portion of the DPT/MPH program

Apply by March 15 to the MSW/MPH program through the combined application.

Apply by January 15 to the BS-Public Health/MPH program for current eligible UB public health students only through the BS/MPH application.


Students are evaluated based on all materials submitted, and will be considered in the context of all of their accomplishments.

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • GRE examination with preferred scores in the 50th percentile for each category See exceptions for the GRE
  • Personal Statement
  • Contact information for 3 references
    • Some programs require contact information for 2 references; please refer to your specific application for the number needed
  • The following are highly recommended:
    • One general biology course
    • One health related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, or physiology)
    • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
    • Statistics or other quantitative coursework
Current UB Psychology BA and BS students interested in the MPH?

Qualifying students can apply by April 1 through a streamlined application. Learn more about the process.

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