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.

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 are accepted for the biomedical sciences and environmental health sciences concentrations, or for students who have first completed our Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles. Contact sphadmissions@albany.edu for more information.

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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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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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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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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