Student in class with faculty member, Dr. Adam Gracyk.

We prepare our graduates for a successful career in public health agencies, academia, health care delivery systems, voluntary health agencies or private research firms. 

Our degree programs offer students the skills, knowledge and research experiences to help create healthier communities. 

  • Community Health and Health Behavior MPH
    Explore the actions of individuals, groups and organizations from a scientific perspective to promote health.
  • Individualized MPH
    The individualized MPH program allows you to pursue a course of study unique to your educational needs and personal career objectives. We offer a truly individualized curriculum, as well as three focus areas. 
  • Online Individualized MPH
    If you've been considering ways to advance your career in public health, learn more about UB's Online Individualized MPH program. Professionals who want to take their career to the next level can take advantage of online learning and customize their program to meet their unique interests and career objectives with our fully individualized curriculum option or our two focus areas, health equity or addictions.
  • MPH Focus Areas
    When you're enrolled as a student in the Individualized MPH program, you have the opportunity to pursue one of three focus areas: health equity, addictions or the custom individualized option. 
  • Master of Science MS
    Understand community and individual-level causes of public health problems and solutions, and prepare for further graduate study or a career in research.
  • Public Health BS/Community Health & Health Behavior MS
    Gain an advanced understanding of population-level approaches to protecting and improving health, and prepare for a health-related career.
  • Doctoral Degree PhD
    Prepare for a career in academic, governmental or private research by developing specialized knowledge of community and individual-level causes of public health problems and solutions.
  • Online Education
    Address current and emerging public health challenges by obtaining the knowledge and skills you need to create change in our world. Concentrations include Biostatistics, Community Health and Health Behavior, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Individualized MPH and Health Services Administration.
  • Micro-Credential in Facilitating Learning in the Health Professions
    Skills you need. Proof you have them. The Facilitating Learning in the Health Professions micro-credential is an opportunity for student assistants in the School of Public Health and Health Professions to gain skills in course development and pedagogy. You will gain competencies in using a learning management system and will be exposed to a variety of teaching best practices.
  • Micro-Credential in Strategies for Eliminating Health Inequities
    The micro-credential provides a means to develop skills and a knowledge base for addressing health inequities. Developed for the non-profit and for-profit communities and open to anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree (including all UB graduate students), this program consists of two courses and a portfolio-building experience.
  • Alcohol Research Training Program
    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) research training program on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment features both postdoctoral and predoctoral opportunities for scholars interested in alcohol use and misuse, as well as in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.
  • Financial Assistance and Awards
    A variety of options exist to assist you with the cost of your education. 
  • Graduate Student Activities
    Participate in programs that offer educational and leadership opportunities outside of the classroom.
  • How to Apply
    Learn about the program that's right for you and how to apply.
  • Advisement
    You will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist in planning a program that meets your educational goals and to answer questions relating to graduate studies. The advisor will also assist you in selecting your field training experience placement site and chair your MPH culminating project. You should plan to consult with your advisor before registration each semester. If you do not know who your advisor is, please contact the graduate program coordinator at