Next Steps for On Campus Students:
Notify us of your enrollment decision

Log in to your University at Albany student application account at admissions.albany.edu/apply/ and complete the Grad Admit Reply Form to let us know whether you accept or decline our offer of admission.

The deadline to notify us of your decision and to submit the enrollment deposit is specified in your acceptance letter. This is a hard deadline for students who have received a scholarship or assistantship.

Scholarship decisions for MPH and MS students will be made by the end of February and students who receive an award will receive notification via email.

If you wish to defer your admission to another semester, you must complete the Graduate Term Change Form and pay a $20 deposit.

 

Pay your enrollment deposit

Submit the $250 enrollment deposit to confirm your admission. The non-refundable deposit will secure your place in the School of Public Health and will be applied toward your first semester tuition payment.

The enrollment deposit is required to activate your matriculated student status and generate your Net ID and Personal Identification number (PIN), which you will need to access university resources and register for classes.

Virtual Accepted Students Day

Virtual Accepted Students Day will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021. We will offer several sessions for students to learn more about the school, internships, and international opportunities, hear from current students, and learn about your program and area of interest from faculty members.

We are also happy to schedule an individual video conference or phone call with a faculty or staff member. Please contact our admissions team at [email protected] to arrange a virtual appointment.

International Students only: Obtain your visa

International students must present proof of funding before the University will issue the I-20 documents necessary to obtain a visa. You must submit the Financial Affidavit Form, verifying possession of sufficient funds to cover the cost of tuition, fees, living expenses, books and supplies, approximately $31,000 for a minimum of one academic year.  Students planning to bring dependents to the US with them should plan for an additional $4,000 per dependent.

Financial Affidavit Form and instructions

Request express shipping of immigration documents

Please note that the Office of Graduate Admissions will not issue the I-20 documents unless the enrollment deposit has been paid

Submit required health documents

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 or non-degree students.

Submit your official final transcripts

If you are required to submit an official final transcript, as indicated in your acceptance letter, please arrange for the transcript to be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at the address below. The Graduate Admissions Office will accept electronic transcripts submitted directly from the institution or by a company contracted by the institution via a secured system.  

[email protected]
The Graduate School
University at Albany
UAB Room 121
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
Financial aid and funding opportunities

There are many resources available to help with financing your education at the University at Albany.  Visit Financial Aid for information on the cost of tuition and fees and how to apply for and accept federal student loans.

Out-of-state US citizens and permanent residents may apply for New York State residency after one year of study to be charged tuition at the in-state rate in the second year of study and beyond.  Obtaining residency requires that students take specific steps as soon as they arrive in Albany to demonstrate residency. Visit Student Accounts to find out what is required to obtain New York State residency.

Visit Financing Your Degree to view the list of scholarships offered by the School of Public Health. Accepted students selected to receive one of these scholarship will be notified by email of the award. A few exceptions are the Janet D. Perloff and the Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow scholarships, which requires separate applications submitted directly by eligible students.

The School of Public Health Internship and Career Services Office provides students with information via weekly emails about part-time jobs, graduate assistantships, student assistant positions, fellowships, and grants that become available during the academic year.

Many students also receive funding while completing their MPH internship, either through an internship fellowship which is applied directly to the student account to cover the cost of tuition, fees and living expenses associated with the internship, or as a student assistant paid directly by the internship organization.

The University at Albany 's Graduate School provides additional information and opportunities to fund your education at Graduate Education External Funding

Register for classes

Students who have submitted the enrollment deposit may contact their department directly to obtain advisement. Your department will assign an academic advisor to assist with academic planning. Please contact the administrative manager in your academic department with questions regarding the program, advisement, and registration. 

Department Administrative Manager Email
Biomedical Sciences Anthony Torres [email protected]
Environmental Health Sciences Rebecca McCarthy [email protected]
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Nikki Malachowski [email protected]
Health Policy, Management and Behavior Linda Gauvain-McNulty [email protected]
Population Medicine Rachel DeLong [email protected]

 

Find housing and roommates

Students are encouraged to review the Off Campus Housing Guide provided by International Student and Scholar Services, to prepare for arrival in Albany.

Listings of available off-campus housing are also maintained in the Office of Residential Life. For specific information about off-campus housing, contact the Office of Residential Life in the basement of the State Quadrangle at (518) 442-5875, or visit them online. Residential Life provides a web site with available rentals for students to access: http://www.albany.edu/housing/offcampus.shtml. You may also wish to review the Tenant and Landlord Rights and Responsibilities document that UAlbany has put together to understand the basics of renting an apartment in Albany.

Generally, inexpensive quality housing for students is available on New Scotland Avenue near Albany Medical Center and the Albany College of Pharmacy.  Apartments near main bus lines, like Washington Avenue and Western Avenue may be a wise choice for students without vehicles. The Health Sciences Campus Shuttle runs up and down Madison Ave and comes directly to the Health Sciences Campus. Students without vehicles should find off-campus apartments accordingly.  Students that have access to a vehicle are open to more options when searching for housing.

Local newspapers such as the Times Union feature rental sections that provide apartment availability information. It is also helpful to explore the physical location that is of interest to you and look for rental signs or visit rental offices.

If you would like to live near the Health Sciences Campus, there are several apartment complexes within a few miles of the campus. Some of which include:

Websites which may be helpful in searching for housing include (but are not limited to):

Keep in mind that there are many options along the bus routes if you do not have access to a vehicle. You can ride both the UAlbany buses and CDTA buses free of charge with your SUNY ID. CDTA #233 goes to the Health Sciences Campus. View schedules and routes at:

UAlbany: http://www.albany.edu/pmts/bus_schedules.php

CDTA: http://www.cdta.org/routes-and-schedules

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

Submit the Academic Integrity Pledge

You are required to read the Standards of Academic Integrity and submit the Standards of Academic Integrity Pledge. The Standards of Academic Integrity Pledge must be signed and submitted electronically in the SPH Orientation Community in Blackboard by the first day of class.

Complete the Plagiarism Tutorial

You are required to complete the Plagiarism 101 Tutorial offered by the University at Albany. Complete this assignment in the SPH Orientation Community in Blackboard. This tutorial must be completed by the first day of class. 

Upload your photo to obtain your UAlbany ID Card

Your UAlbany ID acts as a debit card to make photocopies or purchases on vending machines, borrow library materials from the University Library, serves as a bus pass for the UAlbany shuttle bus, and enables you to ride the CDTA public transportation buses for free.

The UAlbany ID is also required for you to have to access free printing services provided by the Graduate Student Association. 

To obtain your UAlbany ID, you must upload your photo at least two weeks before arrival so that your ID card is ready for you to pick-up on the Uptown Campus. Photo ID is required to pick up your card. Visit Campus Services for instructions on how to obtain your card.

If you are unable to pick-up a physical ID card that’s okay, you can keep a virtual ID card on your phone using the Mobile ID App. Click here to learn more and download the app: https://www.albany.edu/uas/mobile_id.php.

Please note that while the Mobile ID will provide you with access to riding the UAlbany shuttle bus, the physical ID is required to ride the CDTA public transportation buses.

Upload your photo to obtain your Health Sciences Campus ID

Your Health Sciences Campus ID is required to access the School of Public Health, located in the George Education Center (GEC), and the computer lab at all times.

To obtain your Health Sciences Campus ID, please email your photo to Bridget Harper at [email protected] and include your First Name, Last Name and Albany ID in the email.  Please adhere to the formatting guidelines required for the UAlbany photo.

Students may email Bridget Harper to make an appointment to obtain the Health Sciences Campus ID from the Aramark Office, located in Room A217 on the Health Sciences Campus, from 7:30am to 4:00pm.

 

Review School of Public Health Orientation Community in Blackboard

Be sure to login to the School of Public Health Orientation Community in Blackboard! This site provides important information that you need to know as your start your journey with us. 

Find this resource on the "Community" tab while in Blackboard. It is called " School of Public Health Orientation" and can be found under "My Organizations".

Email [email protected] to request access and obtain the code to join the community.

International students are required to attend the virtual International Student Orientation sponsored by ISSS.

Activate your Zoom Account

Prior to Orientation, please activate your UAlbany zoom account.  You will not be able to access the Zoom orientation sessions if you do not first activate your Zoom account.

  1. Browse to https://albany.zoom.us
  2. Click the Sign In button, which will open the UAlbany Sign In page. 
  3. Sign in with your UAlbany Net ID & Password. 
  4. Customize your profile by adding a profile picture. 
Review University at Albany Response to COVID-19

The University at Albany is committed to providing an excellent education for every student in an environment that maintains the health, safety and well-being of our entire campus community.   

Please visit the University at Albany COVID-19 website for current information on the policies and procedures for coming to campus and to better understand the expectations we’ve set for our campus community members.

For questions about UAlbany's COVID-19 resources and services, call the COVID-19 hotline, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at    518-442-COVD (2683) or visit www.albany.edu/COVID-19. The hotline will answer all questions regarding isolation and quarantine, pool and diagnostic testing, and University policy regarding COVID-19.

Next Steps for Online Students:
Notify us of your enrollment decision

Log in to your University at Albany student application account at admissions.albany.edu/apply/ and complete the Grad Admit Reply Form to let us know whether you accept or decline our offer of admission.

If you wish to defer your admission to another semester, you must complete the Graduate Term Change Form and pay a $20 deposit.

Pay your enrollment deposit

Submit the $250 enrollment deposit to confirm your admission. The non-refundable deposit will secure your place in the School of Public Health and will be applied toward your first semester tuition payment.

The enrollment deposit is required to activate your matriculated student status and generate your Net ID and Personal Identification number (PIN), which you will need to access university resources and register for classes.

Enrollment Deposit link and instructions.

Secure financial assistance

Tuition for students exclusively enrolled in fully online programs: $471 per credit for NYS residents and $565 per credit for non-residents. For details and questions regarding tuition please visit Student Accounts

FAFSA
You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing the University at Albany School code: 002835.  For questions about eligibility or assistance with FAFSA or graduate loans please contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at [email protected] or 518-442-3202.


Other Funding Opportunities: 
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) provides extensive information and tips on how to find scholarships on their Financing Your Degree website. ASPPH has also produced an informative webinar on How to Finance Your Public Health Degree.

Funding for New York State Health Department Employees Full-time employees at a New York State local health department or the New York State Department of Health who are enrolled in a public health graduate program in the School of Public Health may apply for tuition assistance from the Public Health Leaders of Tomorrow (PHLOT) program. Information on eligibility criteria and how to apply for a tuition award is available on the PHLOT web page.

Full-time students at the School of Public Health are eligible for scholarships. 

Submit the Academic Integrity Pledge

You are required to read the Standards of Academic Integrity and submit the Standards of Academic Integrity Pledge. The Standards of Academic Integrity Pledge must be signed and submitted electronically in the SPH Orientation Community in Blackboard by the first day of class.

Complete the Plagiarism Tutorial

You are required to complete the Plagiarism 101 Tutorial offered by the University at Albany. Complete this assignment in the SPH Orientation Community in Blackboard. This tutorial must be completed by the first day of class. 

Review Key Online Education Contacts

Dr. Brenda Kirkwood, Director of Online Education & Online MPH Academic Advisor
Dr. Kirkwood is available for any inquiries, though, she primarily advises online MPH students. Dr Kirkwood can be reached at: [email protected]

Dr. Wendy Weller, Academic Advisor, Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles
Dr. Weller can be reached at [email protected]

Dr. Shao Lin, Academic Advisor, Certificate in Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness
Dr. Lin can be reached at [email protected]

John Justino, Academic Advisor, Certificate in Global Health Studies
Mr. Justino can be reached at [email protected]

Sara L. Bagrow, Online Programs Specialist
Contact for general program questions including course registration, transfer credit inquiries and transitioning to the online MPH.    Ms. Bagrow can be reached at [email protected] 

 

University Health Forms Information for Online Learners

Health forms from all students are required by law. Online learners are defined as students who are participating in courses through the University at Albany in a fully online format and/or are participating in University at Albany courses remotely. At this time, the Health Center is able to provide semesterly exceptions to online learners.

You can download these forms and instructions from the Student Health Services site.  Scroll down the Immunization/Health Requirements for a Spring 2021 Online Exemption Form as regards MMR. 

If you have specific questions about the forms or the information that is required contact the Student Health Services at (518) 442-5454.  

Reach out to your Academic Advisor/ Register for Courses

For academic advisement, please contact your academic advisor listed under the step "Review Key Online Education Contacts". 

Please watch for an email from your academic department, Online Education, with specific information on registering for courses, including obtaining your AVN (Advisor Verification Number) and course permission number. 

Review School of Public Health Polices and Procedures

It is the responsibility of all students to be familiar with the policies and procedures governing graduate study at the University at Albany and the School of Public Health. The University at Albany Graduate Bulletin is located on the universities web page www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin 


The School of Public Health Graduate Student Handbook and other program resources can be found at www.albany.edu/sph/current-students

 

Submit Final Transcript (If Necessary)

If you are required to submit an official final transcript, as indicated in your acceptance letter, please arrange for the transcript to be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at the address below. The Graduate Admissions Office will accept electronic transcripts submitted directly from the institution or by a company contracted by the institution via a secured system.  

[email protected]
The Graduate School
University at Albany
UAB, Room 121
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
Review School of Public Health Orientation Community in Blackboard

Be sure to login to the School of Public Health Orientation Community in Blackboard! Review this resource for important and valuable information for new students including information on tuition and payment, UAlbany resources and much more!  

Find this resource on the "Community" tab while in Blackboard. It is called " School of Public Health Orientation" and can be found under "My Organizations". 

Email [email protected] to request access and obtain the code to join the community.

Review University at Albany COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) Information about UAlbany's response page

The University at Albany is committed to providing an excellent education for every student in an environment that maintains the health, safety and well-being of our entire campus community.   

Please visit the University at Albany COVID-19 website for current information on the policies and procedures  and to better understand the expectations we’ve set for our campus community members. 

Spring 2021 Protocol webpage

For questions about UAlbany's COVID-19 resources and services, call the COVID-19 hotline, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at    518-442-COVD (2683) or visit www.albany.edu/COVID-19. The hotline will answer all questions regarding isolation and quarantine, pool and diagnostic testing, and University policy regarding COVID-19.

Obtain your Mobile (Virtual) UAlbany ID Card

To obtain a Mobile (virtual) ID card please see instructions here: https://www.albany.edu/uas/idcard_services.php 

Your Mobile ID will be available immediately after the steps at the link above are completed and you receive a confirmation email. 

Learn more about your Mobile ID and app:  https://www.albany.edu/uas/mobile_id.php