Admissions

Deadlines for Fall Admission

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

Public Health (Health Services Administration) MPH

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The health services administration concentration under the Public Health MPH program is a multidisciplinary program that combines innovative research with didactic training in core public health concepts, program management and evaluation, and other health services competencies. Students assess population health needs, formulate policies and interventions, and assure the effectiveness of community programs and services. Students 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

Karen DeGarmo
272 Farber Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: krklie@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-5364
Fax: 716-829-2979

Instruction Method

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

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 47 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

  • Students must pay the SOPHAS fee in addition to the $50 UB application fee.
  • The GRE may be waived for some students. Contact the department for details.

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.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.

Questions? Contact Us

Contact us at sphhp-eeh@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