About the School of Public Health

The University at Albany School of Public Health is a unique partnership between the University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), offering students an education based on cutting-edge research and practice-based experience.  Founded in 1985, the School of Public Health links two large state agencies with a shared vision:  to serve as leaders in designing solutions and developing models that address current and emerging public health challenges.  These goals are achieved through collaborative research, education, and practice activities that build on the unique partnership between UAlbany and NYSDOH.  Our faculty is comprised of 40 university-based, full-time faculty and over 125 faculty who have primary appointments at NYSDOH.

Our students represent a wide variety of academic, racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  Students are enrolled in a degree program and select an area of concentration.  We offer the MS, MPH, DrPH and PhD degrees in the academic areas: Biomedical Sciences; Environmental Health Sciences; Epidemiology & Biostatistics; and Health Policy, Management & Behavior.  Our Online MPH in Public Health Practice is a fully online, part-time program that provides an exciting opportunity for public health professionals and others interested in the field to obtain a Master's Degree in Public Health.  We offer four graduate certificate programs.  The school also offers Fellowship and Residency programs in Applied Public Health and Dental Public Health for physicians and dentists preparing for leadership roles in public health.  Additionally, our undergraduate public health major provides an interdisciplinary introduction to public health.

Students at the School of Public Health have opportunities for research and practical experience that are rich, varied and virtually unlimited in their scope and possibility.  New York State and the counties in our region serve as a laboratory for the study of public health problems that affect our nation and our world.  New York is a melting pot of ethnic and racial groups from all over the world, so the public health problems of New York reflect the world's health.  Through our Center for Global Health, students have access to international internship opportunities and valuable service learning trips.

We are home to the Alpha Gamma chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. Delta Omega is a national organization that aims to encourage excellence in research and scholarship among graduate students in public health and to recognize attainment in the field of public health.

Join our community of students, faculty, and staff, committed to addressing the health problems of a wide range of social groups.  Students of all ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply!

The UAlbany School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health