Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness Application

The School of Public Health’s Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness program offers formal training in public health preparedness with a focus on bioterrorism and infectious disease. A major advantage of the Certificate is the availability of most required courses through distance education as well as the traditional in-class modality. This flexibility enables the Certificate to build upon the School of Public Health’s goals of providing public health education to working professionals and upgrading the skills of the public health workforce. The Certificate’s close association with the Center for Public Health Preparedness provides access to a rich database of training and education resources for both students and faculty.

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
  • Applicants on an F1 or J1 visa are not permitted to enroll in fully online programs, 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 statistics

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 why are you interested in your chosen area of concentration?
  • 1500 word limit

Apply Yourself

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