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.

 

 

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
Take a public health course (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 sphadmissions@albany.edu for further assistance.

Please note that 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 for Fall 2020, 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

 

To find course descriptions, please view the courses based on the area of study:

To learn more about taking a course at the School, please reach out to sphadmissions@albany.edu and then submit your short non-degree study application.

Choose your path for 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 our Online Education webpage.

Enhance your understanding of maternal and 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.

Develop a global outlook

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.