Admissions

Apply for Fall

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • For domestic students, priority will be given to applications submitted up to July 1.
  • For international students, priority will be given to applications submitted up to April 1.

Apply for Spring

Qualifying University at Buffalo students can apply for Spring admission. See application guidelines and qualifications below.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applications submitted up to December 1.

Requirements

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 to which you are applying
    • 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 three references
    • Some programs require contact information for two references. Please refer to your specific application for the number needed.
    • Professional references are welcomed if applicant has public health-related work experience. For applicants without public health work experience, academic references are preferred.
  • 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 domestic UB bachelor's degree graduate with an undergraduate 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 for fall or spring admission through the UB-student application.

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

New UB Students

Public Health (Individualized, In Person) MPH

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The individualized MPH program is a multidisciplinary program that prepares students in the foundations of public health through a broad overview of theories and principles that advance health in populations. Students tailor the MPH to their unique interests through coursework and hands-on practice activities, and train with faculty who are experts in their field at New York’s premier, research-intensive university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world.

Program Contact

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
320 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: sphhp-chhb-mph@buffalo.edu
Fax: 716-829-6040

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 44 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

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. 

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

New UB Students Online Option

Public Health (Individualized, Online) MPH

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The individualized online MPH program offers all coursework and program requirements online or off-campus. The multidisciplinary program prepares students in the foundations of public health through a broad overview of theories and principles that advance health in populations. Students tailor the MPH to their unique interests through coursework and hands-on practice activities, and train with faculty who are experts in their field at New York’s premier, research-intensive university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world.

Program Contact

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
320 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: sphhp-chhb-mph@buffalo.edu
Fax: 716-829-6040

Instruction Method

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

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 44 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

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.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

Questions about the application process?

Contact the graduate program coordinator, at sphhp-chhb-mph@buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities. The entire notice of non-discrimination can be viewed here: www.buffalo.edu/equity.html