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Application Deadlines

Application Deadline

Applications to the MS in Community Health and Health Behavior are due by March 15, 2024 for admittance in fall 2024. 

Please take into account that processing times can take up to four weeks when you submit your application. Applications are considered for fall semester admission only; there are no spring semester admissions. 


  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Official transcripts from previous institutions. 
  • Three letters of recommendation.

GRE scores are not required and will not be considered. 

Four-step Application Process

  1. First, complete the application via the Graduate School Application Manager.
  2. Submit your personal statement describing your specific interests in the field of community health and health behavior. Your statement should be up to two pages, single-spaced, and should address the following:
    1. Factors influencing you to apply to the MS in Community Health and Health Behavior and how this program is a good fit to achieve your goals. 
    2. Relevant work, research, volunteer, or other experiences that will contribute to your overall success as a graduate student and investigator in community health research. 
    3. As the MS is a research-focused degree, please identify a) specific health topics and/or research methods that interest you; and b) your preferred faculty mentor
  3. Have previous educational institutions send official transcripts to our department via email at
  4. Finally, pay the $50 University at Buffalo application fee.

Questions about the application process?

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