The School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is a unique partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany and offers an education based on cutting-edge research and practice-based experience.  The School creates educational, research and public health opportunities for students to actively address today’s most critical global health problems and “Advance Health Locally and Around the World.”

SPH News

  • Laura Schweitzer, vice president for Health Sciences and Biomedical Initiatives. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

    A Vision for Growth

    State grant will bring major upgrades to Health Sciences Campus 

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    Study: Expanding Scopes of Practice for Dental Hygienists Improves Oral Health

    Research by the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) finds that when dental hygienists are allowed to practice at higher levels of professional competence and skill, the population's oral health notably improves.

  • Photo courtesy of Whiteface Mountain Observatory

    The Heat Is On

    Symposium asks: Is the changing climate making you ill? 

  • Online Learning Spotlight: Fulfilling A Passion Via The Online Classroom

    Aimee Grace, a Binghamton University alumna, discovered that she wanted to pursue a master’s degree, but couldn’t commit to a rigid class schedule due to her work responsibilities. She decided UAlbany‘s Master of Public Health program was the right one for her.

  • Asante Shipp Hilts, DrPH

    SPH Alumna Dissertation Research Featured in CDC Publication on Hurricane Sandy

    Asante Shipp Hilts, DrPH (2016), MPH (2010), has had her dissertation work published in a special Hurricane Sandy issue of the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.
  • Center for Health Workforce Studies Finds Strong Demand for New York Physicians

    The job market for new physicians who complete graduate medical education in New York is characterized by strong demand, according to a recent study from the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany's School of Public Health.
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    Program Highlights

    Earn a Master's in Public Health Degree Online

    Woman studying for the online course

    This fully online program provides an exciting opportunity for public health professionals and others interested in the field to obtain a Master's Degree in Public Health.

    class="border-gray-top"Contact the School

    School of Public Health
    University at Albany
    One University Place
    Rensselaer, NY 12144

    Phone: (518) 402-0283
    Fax: (518) 402-0329