Degree Programs

Public health isn’t just a career – it’s a calling, which is why we offer many ways for you to pursue your education. You can consider fully online academic programs, on campus academic options, non-degree study, and additional opportunities through centers and units on campus.


Nursing BS | Completion Program, Partially Online |
Public Health BS | +MPH Option |

Master of Public Health

Public Health MPH | +JD Option, +CGS Option |
Public Health / Social Welfare MPH / MSW | +CGS Option |
Public Health Online MPH | Fully Online Option |


Biomedical Sciences MS | STEM, +CGS Option |
Biostatistics MS | STEM, +CGS Option |
Environmental Health Sciences MS | STEM, +CGS Option |
Epidemiology MS | STEM, +CGS Option |
Population Health Nursing MS | Fully Online, +CGS Option |


Biomedical Sciences PhD | STEM, +CGS Option |
Biostatistics PhD | STEM, +CGS Option |
Environmental Health Sciences PhD | STEM, +CGS Option |
Epidemiology PhD | STEM, +CGS Option |
Public Health DrPH | +CGS Option |



Choosing a Program

Pursue the MPH or DrPH degree if you're interested in practical application. These interdisciplinary degrees prepare you to become a well-rounded public health professional, ready to assume a position in state or local health departments, health care or managed care organizations, community based organizations, consulting firms, or health-related non-profit agencies. Both degrees feature real-world experience in the form of intensive internships or experiential learning, so you’ll enter the workforce with a robust resume.

If you're interested in a research or academic career, explore our MS and PhD degrees. These degrees are designed to focus on your research interests. Under the guidance of a faculty member, you’ll conduct research on a chosen topic, which culminates in a written thesis or dissertation.

Enrolling in a certificate allows you to explore graduate study before fully committing to a master’s degree program, enhance your current profession, or develop a deeper understanding of a specific topic.


Additional Opportunities
Fellowship in Applied Public Health

The NYS Fellowship in Applied Public Health (FAPH) is a specialized public health training program that prepares physicians, veterinarians, and other advanced licensed health care professionals for leadership roles in state and local health departments.

In this program, which is jointly sponsored by the University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health, you will gain knowledge and skills to promote health, prevent disease, improve access to quality health care, and advance health equity through a wide range of public health programs and policies.

Continuing Education

In addition to its academic programs, the School of Public Health is proud to be the home for the Center for Public Health Continuing Education, which provides exemplary education for the public health and health care workforce and is nationally recognized for distance learning trainings. Support for CPHCE is through state and federal funding.

Global Health

Rich academic options are available through our Center for Global Health, including international internships, study abroad programs, global health seminars, and opportunities with the Peace Corps.

Maternal & Child Health

UAlbany’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program engages students, alumni, faculty and partners in mentoring, internships, professional development activities and more. You can receive funding for internships, take part in an interest group, assist with research and community-based projects, and participate in a student advisory committee as well as other professional development activities related to MCH.

Non-Degree Study

Enhance your skills by enrolling in a public health course. You can take up to 12 credits of public health courses without applying to a degree program (non-degree study).

If you’re looking to gain a better understanding of public health, we offer courses that cover the main principles of the field. If you’re seeking specific knowledge and skills, you can choose from specialized courses and electives. If you’re unsure of what you’d like to take, browse our courses and then reach out to [email protected] for further assistance.

Note: Course availability changes each semester, so if you’re set on a specific course, please email us for more information on availability.


View Courses

To view courses, please visit the Schedule of Classes, scroll down on the page, and use the following filters:

  • Level: Graduate Only
  • College or School: School of Public Health
  • Department/Program: To view all classes available at the school, keep as “All Departments/Programs” (otherwise, choose from one of the four departments listed below)
  • Fully online courses?: Set to “Only fully online courses” if you’d like to take classes online


Course Descriptions (By Area of Study)

Additional public health courses are school-wide and can be found on the graduate bulletin.

To learn more about taking a course at the School, please reach out to [email protected] and then submit your short non-degree study application.

Online Learning

Our online programs are indicated above, but if you’d like to learn more about online education at the School and view FAQs, please visit online education.