Your first step will be to apply to UB as an undergraduate.
Submit an online application early in the fall of your
senior year of high school for fall semester admission. In your
freshman and sophomore years of the program, you’ll complete
the BS program’s prerequisite courses.
You’ll then apply
to the professional sequence of the undergraduate exercise science
program in January of your sophomore year and indicate that you
are also applying for admission into the BS/MPH program. The
admission standard is higher for the BS/MPH program and you will
need to have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. The Promotion to
Professional Sequence is competitive and is limited to the top 120
students based on performance in prerequisite courses.
Additionally, you will need to complete the GRE
examination—an admission requirement for the MPH portion of
the program—and achieve a 50th percentile or better on each
If you are a student in good standing with the University Honors
College, you have the option of applying to the BS/MPH program at
the beginning of your first (freshman) year of college. You will
need to indicate in your personal statement of your UB application
that you also are applying for admission into the BS/MPH program.
The personal statement will be reviewed for an exceptional level of
motivation and interest in pursuing the combined BS/MPH degree
The standards for admission are higher for this option. The
minimum GPA required for admission to graduate school is an
undergraduate GPA of 3.0. You must meet all admission
requirements of the University Honors College—which
includes presenting an unweighted high school average of 93 and a
combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1300 or ACT score
of 29—and the exercise
You are not required to take the GRE exam with this
If you are not accepted into the combined program, you may
re-apply as a sophomore.
Once admitted to the BS/MPH program, you will be required to maintain the following standards. If you do not, you cannot continue in the combined BS/MPH degree program, but can continue in the BS degree program.
If you applied to the program in your sophomore year or later, you will be required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 while in the undergraduate portion of the program.
If you applied to the program at the beginning of your freshman year, you will be required to remain in good standing with the University Honors College which includes maintaining a 3.2 GPA during your first year and at least a 3.5 GPA in each successive year to graduate with an overall GPA of 3.5.
All students in the BS/MPH program will be required to receive a grade of “B” or better in the following required graduate epidemiology classes: