You can complete the program in four semesters of full-time attendance or up to eight semesters of part-time attendance.
Yes, you can transfer up to nine credits for appropriate graduate courses. Learn more about transferring course credits.
Yes. The three-credit field training requirement can be waived in whole or in part for relevant work experience in public health. Learn more about requesting a field training waiver.
The same application process applies for both programs. Online program applicants need to complete an additional statement about readiness for online education on their application.
Yes, review our list of scholarships and awards.
The online and seated programs offer the same educational experiences, including the same foundational coursework. The only difference is that all of the courses for the online program are offered fully online, and you can complete other program components off campus, while seated courses are offered in person, and you must complete other program components on campus.
We realize online learning may be a different learning environment for many people. To help you make the adjustment, we’ve put together this page to introduce you to online learning and answer some common questions you may have.
We first want to highlight the advantages of enrolling in our online program. Here are just a few:
Take the State University of New York (SUNY) Online Readiness Success Inventory (SOSSI) to determine how ready you are for fully online coursework.
The following is a self assessment to help you determine if you are ready for online education. If you answered "Yes" to the majority of these statements, then you are ready! If you answered "No," consider how you might change your circumstances or approach and set yourself up for success in an online graduate degree environment.
Adapted from the Open SUNY Readiness Assessment.
Technical computing requirements
As a student you are required to have routine access to an up-to-date computer running Windows 8 or higher. Review the official UB computing requirements.
Some of our courses may have synchronous class sessions or online office hours delivered via webinar tools such as Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom, Skype for Business or Google+ Hangouts. We recommend that you have a headset with a microphone or a webcam to participate in these sessions. Make sure to test your computer with the webinar tool before the scheduled synchronous session.
Some of your coursework requires applications that are not currently supported on tablets or mobile (Android, iOS) devices. While you can use mobile devices for some course elements, you may not be able to successfully complete courses only using a mobile device.
Online courses require that students have routine access to a computer with high-speed Internet access. This is needed to efficiently stream video content and conduct research for your courses. Dial-up internet access will not support the coursework.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Our university uses UB Learns as a LMS. This system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
UB students have access to the latest academic and productivity software, including Microsoft Office and anti-virus programs. Please review these software offerings before considering any software purchases for coursework.
Students can use multiple web browsers when completing coursework within UB Learns: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Google Chrome.
All courses for the online program are 100% online. Other required activities for the MPH program include a field training experience, integrative project, and interprofessional immersion activity, which you can complete off campus in any location around the globe.
Students in the online program can take seated courses if they wish. Tuition and fees for online coursework and seated coursework may vary.
Our graduates get hired! Since 2016, the job placement rate for UB MPH graduates is 100%.
Yes, the School of Public Health and Health Professions is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health. Graduates of CEPH-accredited schools are eligible to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential offered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Please contact the graduate program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.