Frequently Asked Questions

For Future Students

How long does it take to earn an MPH?

The program can be completed in four semesters of full-time attendance or up to eight semesters of part-time attendance.

Can I transfer credit from courses taken elsewhere?

Yes, up to 9 credits for appropriate graduate courses may be transferred. Learn more about transferring course credits.

Can I earn credit for work experience?

Yes. There is a three-credit field training requirement which can be waived in whole or in part for relevant work experience in public health. Learn more about requesting a field training waiver.

What is your graduates' employment experience?

Our graduates get hired! Since 2016, the job placement rate for UB MPH graduates is 100%. Learn more about how our graduates are using their degrees.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, review our list of scholarships and awards.

Is the school accredited?

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.

Where can I find housing convenient to the campus?

UB offers a variety of on-campus housing options for graduate students, including townhouses and traditional residence hall accommodations. An off-campus housing division can also help you find a place in the area.

What is the campus like in terms of safety and security?