Accepted Students

The following information has been compiled to assist new students as they begin their studies at the School of Public Health:

Admitted Student Checklist
Admitted Students Day
New Student Information Website
New Student Orientation Week
Enrollment Information
Financial Assistance
Schedule of Classes
Housing & Finding a Roommate
Useful Phone Numbers/Contacts
Hotels and Lodging

Admitted Student Checklist

Before beginning your study, you are expected to meet the following requirements:

1) Complete and submit the School of Public Health Confirmation of Acceptance form indicating your plans of study during the upcoming term.

2) Submit the $250 Enrollment Deposit to validate your admission to the School of Public Health, University at Albany. The non-refundable enrollment deposit 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 toward your tuition. Once you submit the enrollment deposit, you will be provided with advisement  instructions for registering, schedule of classes and housing information.

If you applied through SOPHAS: Submit the deposit through the UAlbany MarketPlace.
If you applied through the University at Albany Graduate Admissions: Log into your Apply Now application and follow the instructions to submit the deposit.

3) Complete the Required Immunization and Health Information Form available at the health center’s website: and return it to the University Health Center.  This form does not require a physician’s examination.

4) Submit an official final transcript to the School of Public Health Admissions Office, George Education Center, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144.       

The next step most students take is to secure financial assistance. The University at Albany website has a variety of options and may assist you in your search at

If you would like to visit the School please email Typical visits to the School include a tour of the facility and the opportunity to meet with faculty members in your department. During this visit you may also wish to speak with the administrative manager for your department and obtain preliminary advisement so that you can register for your first semester of classes.

New Student Information

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.

Enrollment Information     

Biomedical Sciences Enrollment Information
Environmental Health Sciences Enrollment Information
Epidemiology & Biostatistics Enrollment Information
Health Policy, Management & Behavior Enrollment Information
DrPH Enrollment Information

Financial Assistance

There are a number of ways to finance your education at the School of Public Health. To learn more about the options available to you, review the SPH Financial Aid brochure.

Housing & Finding a Roommate

Both on and off-campus housing options exist for graduate students. Empire Commons, an apartment style living complex, is available at the Uptown Campus. For more information please visit

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 Times Union, an rental listing site such as ABODO, or at the Office of Residential Life. This website is accessible to all University at Albany students, however and often caters to undergraduate student needs. Additional housing information will be mailed with your acceptance letter.

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

Useful Phone Numbers/Contacts

Staff Contacts    
Dean's Office Caitlin Reid 518.402.0283
Epidemiology & Biostatistics Nikki Malachowski 518.402.0372
Health Policy, Management & Behavior Linda Gauvain-McNulty 518.402.0333
Biomedical Sciences Anthony Torres 518.402.2510
Environmental Health Sciences         Danielle Grasso 518.473.7553
Online MPH Brenda Kirkwood 518.402.0353
DrPH Barry Sherman 518.402.4116
Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals Susan Bernardi-Bain 518.408.2341
Certificate in Global Health Carol Whittaker 518.402.0385
Certificate in Health Disparities Janine Jurkowski 518.402.0420
Preventive Medicine Irina Khmelnitsky 518.402.0283
SUNY Numbers  
University Health Center (Health Insurance) 518.442.5455
Billing and Account Maintenance 518.442.3202
Bursar 518.442.3220
Class sessions/cancellations 518.442.7669
Disabled Student Services 518.442.5490
Financial Aid 518.442.5757/5480
Graduate Admissions Office 518.442.3980
Graduate Student Organization 518.442.4178
International Student Services 518.442.5495
Main Campus Center Information 518.442.5571
On-Campus Housing 800.473.7553
Off-Campus Housing 518.442.5886
Registrar 518.442.5540
SUNY ID Card 518.442.3061
University Health Center 518.442.5455

Hotels and Lodging

Lodging around Albany
Lodging around the East Campus