Your first step will be to apply to UB as an undergraduate. Submit an online application early in the fall of your senior year of high school for fall semester admission. Incoming students are designated as ES majors and begin taking prerequisite courses as freshman. Freshman students who enter the university as declared majors are directly admitted to the program.

Current UB students will apply to the graduate portion of the BS/MPH program in year three. The GRE score is required at the time of application. Achievement at or above the 50th percentile on each section of the GRE is required. The student must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and grades of C or better in the following courses: CHE 101CHE 102PSY 101NTR 108PHY 101PHY 151PHY 102PHY 152ES 207, and ES 200, and grades of B or better in the following courses: PUB 101 Intro to Public Health, PGY 300 Physiology, MTH 121 Calculus and STA 119 Statistics. Graduates will receive a BS in Exercise Science and MPH in Epidemiology.

Admissions for University Honors College Students

Students accepted to the University Honors College have the option of applying to the BS/MPH program at the beginning of the freshman year. Students should indicate on their UB application and in their personal statement that they are also applying for admission to the BS/MPH program. The personal statement will be reviewed for an exceptional level of motivation and interest in pursuing the combined degree program. Students must meet all admission requirements for the University Honors College and are not required to take the GRE exam if accepted into the combined program as a freshman.

Academic Requirements

Students in the BS/MPH program are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 while in the undergraduate portion of the program. 

Students that do not maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 will not be allowed to continue in the combined BS/MPH program but may continue in the BS degree program.

All students in the BS/MPH program will be required to receive a grade of "B" or better in the following required graduate public health and epidemiology classes to continue in the program:

  • CHB 501 Study of Health Behavior
  • CHB 507 Public Health Professionalism and Teamwork
  • EEH 501 Epidemiology Principles
  • EEH 502 Advanced Methodology
  • EEH 505 Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology I
  • EEH 506 Application of Biostatistics to Epidemiology II
  • EEH 530 Introduction to Health Care Organization
  • EEH 550 Environmental Health
  • EEH 573 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
  • STA 527 Statistical Analysis I
  • EEH 544 Field Training
  • EEH 630 Culminating Project