Requirements and Curriculum

Your program will consist of courses addressing foundational public health knowledge and competency areas, required and elective concentration courses, a field training experience and an integrative project.

The MPH in health services administration requires 47 to 48 credits. Students who began before Fall 2018 may complate 46 credits.

At least 33 credits must be from UB.

Up to 9 credits may be transferred from previous coursework and up to 6 credits may be waived. A minimum of 43 credits must be completed, regardless of any waivers or substitutions.

The program can be completed in four semesters of full-time attendance or up to eight semesters of part-time attendance.

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Advisement

You will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist you in planning your academic coursework and other program requirements. Learn more about advisement.

MPH Courses

The following courses are required for students beginning Fall 2018. Students who began before Fall 2018, please see the prior curriculum.

Foundational Courses (15 - 16 cr.):

Statistics Requirement

Biology Requirement

Students with college-level coursework in human biology, or anatomy and physiology may be approved to waive this course and take an additional elective. 

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses--12 credits

Select four courses from the list below.

Students can petition to take courses outside their concentration area or at the PhD level if the course is relevant to their future career plans and they obtain permission of the course instructor and the MPH graduate director.

Field Training Experience

Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and engage in the practice of public health through a placement at a site of your choosing. Register for your department's version of this course.

Integrative Project

Incorporate what you learned from the program coursework and your field training experience into a paper and presentation that addresses a specific public health issue. Register for your department's version of this course.

MPH Courses for students beginning before Fall 2018

Foundational Courses (16 cr.):

Statistics Requirement

Biology Requirement

Students with college-level coursework in human biology, or anatomy and physiology may be approved to waive this course and take an additional elective. 

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses--12 credits

Select four courses from the list below.

Students can petition to take courses outside their concentration area or at the PhD level if the course is relevant to their future career plans and they obtain permission of the course instructor and the director of graduate studies.

Field Training Experience

Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and engage in the practice of public health through a placement at a site of your choosing. Register for your department's version of this course.

Integrative Project

Incorporate what you learned from the program coursework and your field training experience into a paper and presentation that addresses a specific public health issue. Register for your department's version of this course.

Forms and Documentation

You will complete a series of field training forms and a timesheet. More information about the forms can be found at what documentation is required for field training.

In addition, you will complete and submit a field training report to your faculty advisor at the end of your experience. Students beginning the MPH in Fall 2018 or later will also deliver a brief presentation or complete a journal about your activities.

You will also need to complete:

  • Application to Candidacy Form (ATC)
    The ATC is generally filed after your second or third semester in the MPH program. Complete the ATC form and submit to the UB Graduate School by the date indicated on the form.
  • Multi-Purpose Report for Graduate Degree Completion "M-Form"
    Once you have completed all integrative project requirements, fill out the M-Form. This final, signed form must be submitted to Karen DeGarmo, graduate program coordinator, in order for you to graduate.
Graduation Requirements

To ensure you complete all of the necessary forms, reivew graduation requirements.

Questions? Contact Us

Contact us at sphhp-eeh@buffalo.edu.