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 was held on Friday, April 9, 2021. We offered 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. If you were unable to attend, you may view the recordings for each session below.

Accepted Students Day Schedule (Eastern Standard Time) View
9am-11am

Welcome from the Dean
School Overview, Academics, Experiential Learning, Financial Aid & Housing
Student/Alumni Panel

Recording
11am-11:45am Conversations with Biomedical Sciences Faculty Recording
11am-11:45am Conversations with Epidemiology and Biostatistics Faculty Recording
12pm-12:45pm Conversations with Environmental Health Sciences Faculty Recording
12pm-12:45pm Conversations with Health Policy, Management and Behavior Faculty Recording
1pm-1:30pm Maternal and Child Health Program Recording
1:30pm-2pm Global Health Program Recording
2pm-2:30pm DrPH Program Recording
2pm-2:30pm MPH/MSW Program - contact Julia Hastings at [email protected] with any questions. N/A


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 or with any questions.

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
Financing your degree

Visit Financing Your Degree to view the list of scholarships offered by the School of Public Health for entering students. Students who apply by the priority application deadline will be considered for these scholarships, and students selected to receive one of these scholarship will be notified by the end of February of the award. Full-time study (9 or more credits per semester) is required to receive a scholarship or graduate assistant position.

The Graduate School provides information about scholarships and employment opportunities to fund your education at Funding Graduate Studies.

Matriculated students may search for student assistant positions at the University at Albany on Handshake. This resource is available to students after submitting the enrollment deposit and requires your NET ID and password to access.

Matriculated School of Public Health students are granted access to the School of Public Health Career Development Community in Blackboard prior to the start of the academic semester.  This resource provides information about part-time jobs, graduate, research and student assistant positions, fellowships, and grants that become available during the academic year.

Many MPH students receive funding while completing their MPH internship, either through a scholarship that is applied directly to the student account, or as a student assistant paid directly by the internship organization.

New York State offers student positions through the New New York Leaders Program. International students must consult with the International Student and Scholar Services office regarding employment with New York State.

US citizens and permanent residents may submit the FAFSA to apply for federal student loans.  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 and 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.

 

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.

Register for Orientation

Check your UAlbany email for communications with links to register for the orientation sessions listed below. Students will also be able to register for the individual sessions through the SPH Orientation Community in Blackboard (coming soon!).

Date Event (* Required)  
August 15-21, 2021

UAlbany International Student Orientation*
visit albany.edu/isss/graduate_orientation.php for more information

 
August 18, 2021, 1:00-3:00pm School of Public Health International Student Orientation and Meet & Greet* via Zoom

August 19, 2021, 9:30am-10:45am

School of Public Health Welcome Session* via Zoom
August 19, 2021, 11:00am-12:30pm MPH Program Orientation* via Zoom
August 19, 2021, 1:00pm-1:30pm GA/TA Employee Union Benefits via Zoom
August 19, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm UAlbany and SPH Resource Fair via Zoom
August 20, 2021, 9:00am-11:00am Department of Biomedical Sciences Orientation* in person
August 20, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am Departments of Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Health Policy, Management and Behavior Orientations * via Zoom

 

Visit the 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".

The Orientation Community will open to students in August.

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

Submit the Academic Integrity Pledge

Read the University at Albany's Standards of Academic Integrity Policy and submit the Academic Integrity Pledge by the first day of class.

Submission of this form serves as verification of your understanding of the policies, procedures and penalties, and your  agreement to abide by the policy.

Complete the Plagiarism Tutorial

Complete the University at Albany Plagiarism 101 Tutorial. The tutorial must be completed by the first day of class.

To complete the tutorial, please do the following:

  • Visit Plagiarism 101
  • Complete sections 1, 2, and 3
  • At conclusion of the tutorial, complete and submit the Tutorial Credit Form, using the following information:
    • Title of Tutorial: Plagiarism 101
    • Instructor's Name: Mary Gallant
    • Instructor's Email Address: [email protected]
    • Course Title: School of Public Health Orientation
Get involved in the Graduate Student Organization

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at the School of Public Health coordinates activities such as community service, workshops, career advisement, and student representation on school governance committees. The GSO is currently recruiting interested students for officer positions. This is a great way to get more involved at the School of Public Health and be involved in planning events for your fellow students. Any student who is interested in a position should send an email to [email protected]

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. 

Visit UAlbany ID Card for instructions on how to obtain both the mobile and physical ID card.

The Mobile ID will provide you with access to riding the UAlbany shuttle bus to the Health Sciences Campus. A physical ID card is needed to access the Library, attend classes on the Downtown Campus, ride the CDTA bus to campus, or use your ID Card in vending machines or print/copy machines on campus.

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 Bre-Ann Gale at [email protected] and include your First Name, Last Name and 9-digit Albany ID in the email.  Please adhere to the formatting guidelines required for the UAlbany photo (see UAlbany ID Card instructions).

Students may pick up their Health Sciences Campus ID from the Aramark Office Monday to Friday from August 16 to August 27, between 8:00am and 4:30pm. The Aramark Office is located in 5 University Place, Room A217 in the A wing on the Health Sciences Campus.

After August 27, students may email Bre-Ann Gale to make an appointment to obtain their Health Sciences Campus ID.

Obtain Parking Permit for the Health Sciences Campus

Every student must register each vehicle they park on any University at Albany campus and comply with parking rules and regulations. To purchase a parking permit to park on the Uptown or the Downtown Campus, visit Parking and Mass Transit.

The Health Sciences Campus requires a separate parking permit that must be displayed at all times in the vehicle. There is no fee to obtain this permit. To obtain the Health Sciences Campus parking permit complete the Health Sciences Campus Vehicle Registration Form and email it to Bre-Ann Gale at [email protected]

Students may pick up their Health Sciences Campus parking permit from the Aramark Office Monday to Friday from August 16 to August 27, between 8:00am and 4:30pm. The Aramark Office is located in 5 University Place, Room A217 of the A wing on the Health Sciences Campus.

After August 27, students may email Bre-Ann Gale to make an appointment to obtain their Health Sciences Campus ID.

Review the Parking Policies and visit the Health Sciences Campus Map to view designated student parking areas.

Activate your Zoom Account

Activate your UAlbany zoom account.  You will not be able to access any UAlbany 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 and Plans for the Fall 2021 Semester websites 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 (518-442-2683) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday 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 to [email protected] 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 by the first day of class.

1. Visit library.albany.edu/infolit/resource/plagiarism1
2. Complete sections 1, 2, and 3
3. Complete ad submit the tutorial credit form using the following information:

Instructors name: Caitlin Reid
Course title: School of Public Health Orientation

4. Save the email confirmation and email it to [email protected].

 

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. Fall 2021 Online Exemption Form for MMR is available on the Health Services Website

You can download these forms and instructions from the Student Health Services site.

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

You may submit the required information through email at [email protected].  Health forms may also be sent to Student Health Services at 400 Patroon Creek Boulevard, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12206.

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

 

Register for Orientation

Check your UAlbany email for communications with links to register for the orientation sessions listed below. Students will also be able to register for the individual sessions through the SPH Orientation Community in Blackboard (coming soon!).

Date Event (* Required)  
     

August 19, 2021, 9:30am-10:45am

School of Public Health Welcome Session* via Zoom
August 19, 2021, 11:00am-12:30pm MPH Program Orientation* via Zoom
     
August 19, 2021, 1:30-3:00pm UAlbany and SPH Resource Fair tentative
     
August 20, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am Online Programs Orientation* via Zoom
Visit the 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 and resources.  

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".

The Orientation Community will open to students in August.

Submit the Academic Integrity Pledge

Read the University at Albany's Standards of Academic Integrity Policy and submit the Academic Integrity Pledge by the first day of class.

Submission of this form serves as verification of your understanding of the policies, procedures and penalties, and your  agreement to abide by the policy.

Complete the Plagiarism Tutorial

Complete the University at Albany Plagiarism 101 Tutorial. The tutorial must be completed by the first day of class.

To complete the tutorial, please do the following:

  • Visit Plagiarism 101
  • Complete sections 1, 2, and 3
  • At conclusion of the tutorial, complete and submit the Tutorial Credit Form, using the following information:
    • Title of Tutorial: Plagiarism 101
    • Instructor's Name: Mary Gallant
    • Instructor's Email Address: [email protected]
    • Course Title: School of Public Health Orientation
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 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 and Plans for the Fall 2021 Semester website for current information on the policies and procedures  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 (518-442-2683) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday 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

  • Interested in a hard copy of the UAlbany ID Card? Visit Campus Services for instructions on how to obtain your card or call the ID Card Office at (518) 442-5989