One-Year Accelerated MPH

For highly qualified applicants, we offer an accelerated 12-month course of study that culminates with an MPH degree.

Applicants must have a terminal degree (MD, PhD, JD, etc.) or significant post-baccalaureate public health work experience to be considered for the accelerated program.

Applicants who do not possess a terminal degree, or who have no prior post-baccalaureate experience working in a healthcare organization qualify for the standard MPH only.

Our rigorous program is geared towards those applicants who can devote 12 consecutive months to intensive public health course work and related field placement and integrative project requirements.

For admission to the Accelerated One-Year MPH Degree Program, additional factors will be evaluated on an individual basis on the following criteria:

  • Relevant public health work experience. 
  • GRE scores dated within 5 years from date of application, with preferred scores in the 50th percentile for each category.
  • Academic performance in health sciences, e.g. medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, therapeutic sciences, as evidenced by college/university transcripts.
  • Contact information for 3 references.
  • Succinct 600-800 word personal statement about how the applicant became interested in public health and describing public health professional career goals related to community health and health behavior. Be sure to indicate your interest in the one-year accelerated program in the personal statement.

GRE Exceptions

While GRE scores are required for admission to the MPH program in most cases, there are several situations where you may be exempted from providing scores.

You do not need to provide GRE scores if:

  • You have an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university in the United States.
  • You are an applicant for the combined MPH/JD program and you are approved for a GRE waiver.
  • You submit MCAT scores instead. However, if the admissions committee determines that the MCAT scores are not satisfactory, or your courses and grades are a concern, you may still be required to submit GRE scores.
  • You submit PCAT scores instead. However, if the admissions committee determines that the PCAT scores are not satisfactory, or your courses and grades are a concern, you may still be required to submit GRE scores.

Contact Us

273A Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5381

Fax: (716) 829-2979

linamu@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies, MPH Program
Director, MPH Concentration in Epidemiology
Director, Office of Global Health Initiatives
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions

273A Farber Hall

Phone: (716) 829-5381

Fax: (716) 829-2979

linamu@buffalo.edu

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