Apply online through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) online application form.

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Due date for receipt of completed PhD program applications for fall admissions is January 15.

Please take into account that it takes approximately four weeks from the date that a SOPHAS application is completed for the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior to receive the application.

Applications are considered for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions.


  • A bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

GRE scores are not required and will not be considered.

Three-step Application Process

  1. First, complete the SOPHAS online application form.
  2. When completing the SOPHAS application, please be sure to address the following in your personal statement: 
  3. Finally, pay the University at Buffalo $50 application fee.
    Please note the UB application fee is different than the SOPHAS application fee!

Questions about the application process?

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