The Albany Advantage

The University at Albany School of Public Health offers an education based on cutting-edge research and practice-based experience. A unique partnership with the New York State Department of Health provides students the opportunity to observe and help address public health problems as they occur, using some of the largest information databases in the world and working directly with experts in the field and accessing the most technologically advanced laboratory complexes in the country. The School creates educational, research and public health opportunities for students to address today’s most critical global health problems.

Practice-Based Education

Our internship program remains the most extensive for practice-based public health education, with students completing 720 hours of internship experience in diverse areas of public health. Students gain hands-on experience in community-based and non-governmental organizations, state and local county health departments, private sector businesses, as well as internationally. The in-depth training results in a well-prepared graduate with a strong advantage in the work-force.

Career Readiness

Forbes Magazine ranks public health #6 in best degrees to obtain, and our students demonstrate why. 93% of our graduates seeking employment are working in public health jobs within one year graduation, with 85% of placement occurring within six months. Through our extensive career services and internship program, our students receive top-notch training in real world settings in order to succeed in advancing health locally and around the world.

International Opportunities

Engage with partners around the world to create educational programs, collaborative research initiatives, and health promotion interventions to help solve critical global health problems.

  • Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Program
  • Educational Exchange and Service Learning Programs
  • International Internships

Internship credit for Peace Corps experience completed during MPH program.

One of the Most Affordable Schools of Public Health in the Nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2014)

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