Admissions

Deadlines for Fall Admission

  • Domestic students apply by July 15.
  • International students apply by April 1.

Requirements

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

GRE scores are no longer required for MPH admission.

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Personal Statement
    • Please ensure your statement is unique to the University at Buffalo and the name of the MPH concentration to which you are applying
    • The statement should be a narrative that describes your:
      • Education and experience
      • Interest in public health
      • Interest in the specific MPH concentration area
      • Interest in the University at Buffalo
      • Career goals
  • Contact information for three references
    • Some programs require contact information for two references. Please refer to your specific application for the number needed.
    • Professional references are welcomed if applicant has public health-related work experience. For applicants without public health work experience, academic references are preferred.
  • 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
  • Additional requirements for international applicants
    • English proficiency as demonstrated by one of the following (use School 2925; School of Public Health and Health Professions to submit scores):
      • Minimum TOEFL scores of 600 for the paper-based test; 250 for the computer-based test or 90 for the internet-based test
      • Minimum IELTS score of 7.5
      • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Minimum scoring on Old Scoring Scale 65 Overall, 185 overall on New Scoring Scale
      • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Minimum scoring on Old Scoring Scale 60 Overall, 185 overall on New Scoring Scale
    • Supplemental materials

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Current or Former UB Students

If you are a current or former UB public health, psychology and exercise science major with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, or a public health certificate completer with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each certificate course, apply through the UB-student application.

  • If you don't meet these requirements, apply through the New Students section below.

New UB Students

Public Health (Community Health and Health Behavior) MPH

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The community health and health behavior concentration under the Public Health MPH program prepares students to explore actions of individuals, groups and organizations from a scientific perspective to promote health. Students gain foundational public health knowledge and competencies, engage in theory-based analysis of the determinants of health behavior, and design, implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions for public health programs to address current and emerging public health issues across the globe. Students train with faculty who are experts in their field at New York’s premier, research-intensive university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive

Program Contact

Barbara Sen
320 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: sphhp-chhb-mph@buffalo.edu
Fax: 716-829-6040

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 47 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Special Requirements

  • Students must pay the SOPHAS fee in addition to the $50 UB application fee.
  • Effective immediately, the Community Health and Health Behavior MPH program will not be requiring the submission of GRE scores as part of the admissions process. However, prospective students are encouraged to consider submitting their GRE scores if they think it will strengthen their application. 

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

Questions? Contact Us

Contact the graduate program coordinator at sphhp-chhb-mph@buffalo.edu

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities. The entire notice of non-discrimination can be viewed here: www.buffalo.edu/equity.html