Admissions

A complete listing of academic programs offered at the School of Public Health is provided below. Select the program name for detailed information on admission requirements and submitting the application. All applications are submitted through SOPHAS unless otherwise noted.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a doctoral graduate assistantship or a scholarship must submit their application by the published priority deadline.  Some scholarships require that applications be received earlier than the published deadline. Students who wish to be considered for one of the early submission scholarships should consult our Finance Your Education page and must submit the degree application by the stated date for that scholarship.

Applications are accepted for all programs on a space available basis after the published deadlines. Contact us at sphadmissions@albany.edu or 518-402-0361 with any questions.

Masters Degree Programs

 Degrees

Deadlines

Application

MPH

Spring applications for health policy, social behavior and epidemiology are restricted to those who have completed the Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles.

Priority: February 1
General: March 1

Spring: November 15

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Online MPH in Public Health Practice

 Fall: Rolling
Spring: Rolling

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MS in Biomedical Sciences *

Priority: February 1
General: April 15

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MS in Biostatistics 

Priority: February 1
General: April 15

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MS in Environmental Health Sciences

Priority: February 1
General: April 15

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MS in Epidemiology

Priority: February 1
General: April 15

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* Apply through www.albany.edu/graduate/apply

Doctoral Degree Programs
Applications for all doctoral programs are accepted after the published deadline.
Those received by the priority deadline will receive first consideration for funding.

Degrees

Deadlines

Application

PhD Biomedical Sciences *

Priority: January 5
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PhD Biostatistics

Priority: January 5
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PhD Environmental Health Sciences  

Priority: January 5
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PhD in Epidemiology

Priority: January 5
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DrPH

Priority: January 5
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* Apply through www.albany.edu/graduate/apply

Certificate Programs

Certificates

Deadlines

Application

Certificate in Public Health
Fundamentals and Principles *

Rolling
Fall, Spring, Summer


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Certificate in Health Disparities *

Rolling
Fall, Spring

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Certificate in Public Health
Surveillance and Preparedness *

Rolling
Fall, Spring, Summer

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Certificate in Global Health *

Rolling
Fall, Spring, Summer

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Dual Degree Programs

Degrees

Deadlines

Application

MPH/MSW *

January 30
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MD/MPH

March 1
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JD/MPH

March 1
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Non-Degree Study

It is possible to take courses at the School of Public Health as a non-degree student.  Courses are offered on an space availability basis and students must apply for non-degree study with the University Graduate Admissions Office. It is strongly recommended that non-degree applications be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the semester to which one is applying. All non-degree applicants must select Public Health as the Program of Study and indicate which course(s) they wish to take in their personal statement and whether they intend to apply to a degree program.  A maximum of four courses taken in non-degree status can be transferred toward a graduate degree program.

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