Apply for Fall

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Domestic students, priority will be given to applications submitted up to August 1.
  • International students, priority will be given to applications submitted up to April 1.

Apply for Spring

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Domestic students, priority will be given to applications submitted up to Dec. 1.
  • International students can review admission guidelines below to see if they qualify for Spring admission.


Students are evaluated based on all materials submitted and will be considered in the context of all of their accomplishments.

GRE scores are not required and will not be considered.

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Personal Statement
    • Please ensure your statement is unique to the University at Buffalo and the name of the MPH concentration to which you are applying
    • The statement should be a narrative that describes your:
      • Education and experience
      • Interest in public health
      • Interest in the specific MPH concentration area
      • Interest in the University at Buffalo
      • Career goals
  • Contact information for three references
    • Some programs require contact information for two references. Please refer to your specific application for the number needed.
    • Professional references are welcomed if applicant has public health-related work experience. For applicants without public health work experience, academic references are preferred.
    • References will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation for the applicant.
  • The following are highly recommended:
    • One general biology course
    • One health-related science course (e.g., nutrition, anatomy, microbiology or physiology)
    • Two courses in behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social psychology, and a course in subjects such as sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science or economics
    • Statistics or other quantitative coursework
  • Additional requirements for international applicants
    • English proficiency as demonstrated by one of the following (use School 2925; School of Public Health and Health Professions to submit scores):
      • Minimum TOEFL scores of 550 for the rPDT paper-based test, 79 for the Internet-based test, or 8.5 for the TOEFL Essentials test; IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5
      • Duolingo English Test (DET) with a minimum of 120
      • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Minimum scoring on Old Scoring Scale 65 Overall, 185 overall on New Scoring Scale
      • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Minimum scoring on Old Scoring Scale 60 Overall, 185 overall on New Scoring Scale
    • Supplemental materials

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Students who completed UB's Advanced Graduate Public Health Certificate, apply for the MPH through SOPHAS Express for Fall or Spring. Certificate completers who earned a grade of B or better in each certificate course qualify to apply to the MPH program.

Students pursuing a BS-Public Health/MPH, DPT/MPH, JD/MPH, MBA/MPH, MD/MPH, MSW/MPH, MUP/MPH, or PharmD/MPH, apply for the combined MPH program through SOPHAS Express for Fall or Spring.

This program is not STEM-approved.

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