Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance into the University at Albany School of Public Health! We are very excited to welcome you into our community. Please take the time to follow the steps below to confirm your enrollment and prepare yourself for the next step in your public health career with us.

ALL Students: Complete and submit the School of Public Health Enrollment Decision form indicating your plans of study during the upcoming term. 

SOPHAS Applicants: Submit the $250 enrollment deposit to UAlbany Marketplace to validate your admission to the School of Public Health, University at Albany. The non-refundable enrollment is required of all students who decide to accept our offer of admission. This enrollment deposit will secure your place in the incoming class and be applied to your student account.

UAlbany Office of Graduate Admissions Applicants: Confirm your acceptance through the School of Public Health Enrollment Decision form and submit the $250 enrollment deposit via the Apply Yourself portal to notify the Graduate Admissions office of your decision to enroll.

The enrollment deposit is required to activate your matriculated student status and generate your Albany ID, NET ID, and Personal Identification number.

Complete the required Immunization and Health Information Form and return it to the University Health Center. This form does not require a physician's examination.

This form is not required for students enrolled in the online programs.  It is also not required for non-degree students.

Submit an official final transcript verifying receipt of the undergraduate degree.  SOPHAS applicants will be able to submit this directly to SOPHAS during the academic update period in June and July. 

Office of Graduate Admissions applicants must submit the transcript to:

University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions
UAB 121
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222.

The next step most students take is to secure financial assistance. Visit the Office of Financial Aid today to explore your options

Find all the information you will need as you begin your journey at the School of Public Health at our New Student Orientation website. Just a few of the topics you will find information on include class registration, financial aid, internships, career services, housing, and transportation.

Both on and off-campus housing options exist for graduate students. Empire Commons, an apartment style living complex, is available at the Uptown Campus.

Off-campus housing can be obtained through a variety of resources. The first thing students should consider is whether or not they will have access to a vehicle. If students are relying upon public transportation, they are encouraged to look at and around bus routes to find a suitable location to live. Students with access to automobiles may want to look through local newspaper listings, such as the Times Union, at the Office of Residential Life, or through the Housing Registry. This website is accessible to all University at Albany students, however and often caters to undergraduate student needs. Additional housing information will be mailed with your acceptance letter.

To find a roommate, please visit the Roommate Finder discussion boards. New and current School of Public Health students can post their interest in finding a roommate or an opening in their current apartment.

Classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin on Monday, August 28, 2017.  The School of Public Health Orientation for new students will be held the week prior to the start of classes, Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25.  All students enrolled in the on campus programs are expected to attend.  Please register no later than August 10, 2017.

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Orientation Week Schedule of Events


Enrollment Information

Please review the enrollment packet below for your department. The information provided will assist you in registering for classes, finding housing, getting involved on campus, and learning more about the Albany area.

Department of Biomedical Sciences
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior
DrPH program

Useful Phone Numbers/Contacts

SUNY Numbers  
University Health Center (Health Insurance) 518.442.5455
Class sessions/cancellations 518.442.7669
Disabled Student Services 518.442.5490
Graduate Studies 518.442.3980
Graduate Student Organization 518.442.4178
International Student Services 518.442.5495
Main Campus Center Information 518.442.5571
Off-Campus Housing 518.442.5886
Registrar 518.442.5540
SUNY ID Card 518.442.3061
Student Financial Center

General Information

Lodging around Albany
Lodging around the East Campus

Schedule a Visit

If you would like to visit the School please email Typical visits to the School include a tour of the facility and the opportunity to meet with faculty members in your department. During this visit you may also wish to speak with the assistant to the chair for your department and obtain preliminary advisement so that you can register for your first semester of classes.