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 Culminating Project requirements. This means students need to take courses during summer and/or winter sessions, as well as traditional fall & 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 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.

Contact Us

Lili Tian.

717 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2715

Fax: (716) 829-2200

ltian@buffalo.edu

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Chair
Professor
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health and Health Professions

717 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-2715

Fax: (716) 829-2200

ltian@buffalo.edu

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