Accepted Graduate Students

Congratulations on your acceptance into the University at Albany School of Public Health! We are very excited to welcome you into our community. Please take the time to follow the steps below to confirm your enrollment and prepare yourself for the next step in your public health career with us.

Congratulations on your admission!  The University at Albany School of Public Health is a dynamic and progressive place to advance your education, providing unique opportunities to observe and help address public health problems as they occur, and to learn from top researchers and practitioners in the field.  

We hosted an Accepted Students Day on Friday, April 6, 2018, which provided students with the opportunity to visit the campus, learn more about the school, internships and international opportunities, speak with faculty members, and interact with current students, alumni, and future classmates. 

If you were unable to attend Accepted Students Day, we encourage you to check out our morning panel sessions.  Click on the links below to listen to the panelists and to hear the questions asked by both on campus and online attendees.

Welcome, School Overview, International Experiences, Internships, Finances

Student and Alumni Panel

Let us know whether you accept or decline our offer of admission by completing the School of Public Health Enrollment Decision form.

SOPHAS Applicants
Submit the $250 enrollment deposit to UAlbany Marketplace. The non-refundable enrollment is required of all students who decide to accept our offer of admission. This enrollment deposit will secure your place in the incoming class and be applied to your student account.

UAlbany Apply Now Applicants: Confirm your admission and submit the $250 enrollment deposit via the link provide in your admit letter posted in your online application portal.

The enrollment deposit is required to activate your matriculated student status and generate your NET ID, and Personal Identification number.

International students must present proof of funding before the University will issue the I-20 documents necessary to obtain a visa.  International students 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.

Visit https://www.albany.edu/graduate/financial-affidavit.php to obtain the Financial Affidavit Form and instructions on completing it. 

Students may request express shipping of immigration documents at https://epay.albany.edu/C21455_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=2.

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

Although proof of finances is only required for the first year of study, it is the responsibility of each student to ensure they have financial support sufficient to pay for all tuition, fees and living expenses for the entire duration of the academic program. Student should budget accordingly when planning for graduate study at the University at Albany.

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.  It is also not required for non-degree students.

Submit an official final transcript verifying receipt of the undergraduate degree.  SOPHAS applicants will be able to submit this directly to SOPHAS during the academic update period in June and July. 

University at Albany Apply Now Applicants must submit the transcript to:

University at Albany Office of Graduate Admissions
UAB 121
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222.

The School of Public Health offers a variety of scholarships to entering students.  Scholarship recipients will receive notification of the award in a separate communication from the acceptance letter, typically by the end of February.

Fellowship and graduate assistantships are available for eligible matriculated students.  Many students find an assistantship or part-time job once enrolled in the graduate program.  Many positions become available during the year, and students are notified of these opportunities via a weekly newsletter delivered to their University at Albany email.  Enrolling students will be added to this listserv at the end of May so they can begin applying to assistantships for the fall semester.

To receive federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing the University at Albany code 002835.  The Office of Financial Aid provides accepted graduate students with financial aid eligibility packages in mid March.  If you wish to determine your federal financial aid eligibility earlier, please contact the office of Financial Aid directly at sfc@albany.edu or 518-442-3202 and they will be happy to assist you.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid today for more information and to explore options.

Students should also consult our Finance Your Education page.

Matriculated students who attend Accepted Students Day may attend an advising session and complete the registration process during this event.  All other new students will typically receive advisement and register for classes starting June 1, with registration completed no later than June 30.   

Your department will assign an academic advisor to assist with academic planning. Please contact the administrative manager in your academic department questions regarding the program, advisement, and registration. 

Find all the information you will need as you begin your journey at the School of Public Health at our New Student Orientation website. Just a few of the topics you will find information on include class registration, financial aid, internships, career services, housing, and transportation.

The University at Albany offers limited on-campus housing for graduate students. Empire Commons, an apartment style living complex, is available at the Uptown Campus on space available basis, after undergraduate students have been assigned housing. 

Off-campus housing can be obtained through a variety of resources. The first thing students should consider is whether or not they will have access to a vehicle. If students are relying upon public transportation, they are encouraged to look at and around bus routes to find a suitable location to live. Students with access to automobiles may want to look through local newspaper listings, such as the Times Union, at the Office of Residential Life, the Housing Registry. This website is accessible to all University at Albany students, however and often caters to undergraduate student needs.

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 on Washington and Western Avenue are a wise choice for students without cars.  Other suitable living areas include the area between Lark Street, Madison Avenue and Swan Street.  Students who have their own transportation may also find affordable housing in Troy, Menands, Cohoes or Watervliet, areas which are convenient to the Health Sciences Campus. 

There are several apartment complexes within a few miles of the campus. These include:

UH College Suites
Mill Creek Apartments
Horizon Ridge
The Apartments at Forrest Pointe
Capital View Apartments

Many current students and alumni post openings in their current apartment on the UAlbany School of Public Health Student Group Facebook Page.  Students may also use the Roommate Finder discussion boards.

Classes for the Fall 2018 semester begin on Monday, August 27, 2018.  The School of Public Health Orientation for new graduate students will be held Monday, August 20 through to Friday, August 24.  

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2018 GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION WEEK SCHEDULE

Enrollment Information

Please review the enrollment information below for your department. The information provided will assist you in registering for classes, finding housing, getting involved on campus, and learning more about the Albany area.

Enrollment Brochure

 

Useful Phone Numbers/Contacts

   
UAlbany Phone Numbers  
University Health Center 518.442.5455
Class sessions/cancellations 518.442.7669
Disabled Student Services 518.442.5490
Graduate Studies 518.442.3980
Graduate Student Organization 518.442.4178
International Student Services 518.442.5495
Main Campus Center Information 518.442.5571
Off-Campus Housing 518.442.5886
Registrar 518.442.5540
SUNY ID Card 518.442.3061
Student Financial Center 518.442.3202

General Information

Lodging around Albany
Lodging around the Health Sciences Campus

Schedule a Visit

If you would like to visit the School please email sphadmissions@albany.edu. Typical visits to the School include a tour of the facility and the opportunity to meet with faculty members in your department.