The School of Public Health at the University at Albany is a unique partnership between the New York State Dept. of Health and the University at Albany. The School has a strong global public health perspective and creates educational, research and public health promotional programs to help “Advance Health Locally and Around the World.”

Undergraduates are offered a Bachelor of Science degree in a Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major in Public Health. The degree nurtures critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of information, and an understanding of the current historical and societal trends in public health and health care delivery. The school also offers undergraduate students the opportunity to minor in Public Health

The four departments in the School of Public Health also offer M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H. and Dr.PH. degrees. An online option for an M.P.H. degree in Public Health Practice is offered. A wide variety of certificate and continuing education programs are available.

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical sciences students investigate the biological basis of public health issues. Their study  uncovers the mechanisms of disease formation, assesses the strengths and limitations of laboratory methodologies and helps them develop innovative approaches to emerging health issues. Graduates of the program find careers as scientists in academia, government, and the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Students in epidemiology degree programs use experimental and observational studies in order to investigate the causes of disease occurrence in populations. Biostatistical degree programs help students understand statistical theory and develop skills to solve a wide range of public health and clinical problems. Graduates of the program are employed in academia, government, at health care facilities and in private industry.

Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior

The Department of Health Policy Management and Behavior offers degrees to those pursuing planning and leadership roles in public health. They analyze, develop implement and evaluate health policy and health related programs. Graduates to health policy analysts, program planners and evaluators, health services researchers and managers, and health promotion specialists in the private sector, government and non-profit organizations.

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Students in Environmental Health Sciences take part in basic and applied research that utilizes current techniques in biological, physical, and medical sciences to address environmental problems in public health. Graduates go on to careers in academia, governmental health agencies, research institutions and private industry.

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