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 coursework and related field placement and Culminating Project requirements. This means students need to take courses during summer and/or winter sessions, as well as traditional fall and spring semesters. Given this rigorous program condenses two years of study into one, students should devote themselves to this program full time.

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.
  • Academic performance in health sciences, e.g. medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, therapeutic sciences, as evidenced by college/university transcripts.
  • Contact information for three 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.

Timing of MPH Program Components

One-year accelerated MPH students will complete coursework in their first and second semester, and an MPH field training experience and culminating project in their second semester.

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Questions? Contact Us

Contact us at sphhp-eeh@buffalo.edu.