Deadline for Spring Admission

  • Spring admission is for domestic students only. Apply by Dec. 15.

Deadlines for Fall Admission

  • Domestic students apply by July 15.
  • International students apply by April 1.


Students are evaluated based on all materials submitted, and will be considered in the context of all of their accomplishments.

GRE scores are no longer required for MPH admission.

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Personal Statement
    • Please ensure your statement is unique to the University at Buffalo and the name of the MPH concentration you are applying to.
    • The statement should be a narrative that describes your:
      • Education and experience
      • Interest in public health
      • Interest in the specific MPH concentration area
      • Interest in the University at Buffalo
      • Career goals
  • Contact information for 3 references
    • Some programs require contact information for 2 references; please refer to your specific application for the number needed
  • The following are highly recommended:
    • One general biology course
    • One health related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, or physiology)
    • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
    • Statistics or other quantitative coursework
  • Additional requirements for international applicants
    • English proficiency as demonstrated by one of the following (use School 2925; School of Public Health and Health Professions to submit scores):
      • Minimum TOEFL scores of 600 for the paper-based test; 250 for the computer-based test or 90 for the internet-based test
      • Minimum IELTS score of 7.5
      • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Minimum scoring on Old Scoring Scale 65 Overall, 185 overall on New Scoring Scale
      • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Minimum scoring on Old Scoring Scale 60 Overall, 185 overall on New Scoring Scale
    • Supplemental materials

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Current or Former UB Students

If you are a current or former UB public health, psychology and exercise science major with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, or a public health certificate completer with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in each certificate course, apply through the UB-student application.

  • If you don't meet these requirements, apply through the New Students section below.

New UB Students

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 44 Credit Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50
Program Contact

Barbara Sen
320 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Fax: 716-829-6040

Special Requirements

  • Students must pay the SOPHAS fee in addition to the $50 UB application fee.
  • Effective immediately, the Community Health and Health Behavior MPH programs will not be requiring the submission of GRE scores as part of the admissions process. However, prospective students are encouraged to consider submitting their GRE scores if they think it will strengthen their application.
  • Field work must be completed in person. See program director for site options.

Accepted Students

The following is a self assessment to help you determine if you are ready for online education. If you answered "Yes" to the majority of these statements, then you are ready! If you answered "No," consider how you might change your circumstances or approach and set yourself up for success in an online graduate degree environment.

  • I am a self-motivated learner
  • I have strong time-management skills
  • I am capable of self-discipline and will finish tasks even when I may not feel like it
  • I have strong reading comprehension skills
  • I am goal directed–if I set my sights on an end result, I usually achieve it
  • I am confident in my academic abilities
  • I do not give up easily, even when confronted with obstacles
  • I believe I am responsible for my own education–what I learn is ultimately my responsibility
  • My schedule will easily allow for time spent on coursework
  • I do not have conflicts with work, athletics, child care or school schedules
  • I have consistent and reliable access to a computer
  • I have consistent and reliable access to a strong internet connection
  • I am willing to try something new, especially an educational format I may not have used before
  • I am willing and able to work in a non-structured environment
  • I am willing to express my opinion in writing
  • I am willing to actively participate in the learning process by doing tasks and projects, as required

Adapted from the Open SUNY Readiness Assessment.

Questions about the application process?

Contact the graduate program coordinator, at

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