Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals & Principles Application

The Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles prepare students for the continuously changing challenges in the field and acknowledge the emerging need for creative educational modalities in public health. They may be used as a first look at public health or to further enhance one's understanding of the complexities of the field. Previous public health experience is not required, although many students in the program may be working in public health settings.

Required Application Materials

  • Official transcripts (submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions Office)
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

International Requirements

  • WES evaluations for international transcripts. Evaluations are not required for Canadian transcripts if the language of instruction is English.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 98 (institution code: 5688), two semesters of full-time study at a US college or university, or completion of an undergraduate degree in a country where English is the official language and language of instruction
  • International applicants on an F1 or J1 visa are not permitted to enroll in the fully online certificate program, due to visa restrictions.

Application Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • An undergraduate level course in mathematics (algebra or pre-calculus) or statistics with a grade of B or higher

For application specific questions, contact us at sphadmissions@albany.edu.

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  • Official transcripts sent directly the University at Albany Graduate Admissions Office from EVERY post-secondary academic institution attended, including college coursework completed during high school.

Transcripts should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Education
University at Albany
UAB, Room 121
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Personal Statement

  • Why do you wish to pursue this certificate and what are your career goals?
  • 1500 word limit

Apply Yourself

All certificate applications are required to be completed through the University at Albany Graduate Admissions Apply Yourself portal.