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Apply online

Apply online to the MS program. The online application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is required.

Deadline

Jan. 15 Apply by date for priority consideration and if you are seeking financial assistance.

May 1 All students must apply by May 1.

Fall semester admission only.

Requirements

Your application is evaluated based on all submitted materials. If you are close to any of the cutoffs below, you will be considered in the context of all of their accomplishments.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Completion of a college-level algebra or calculus course (with a minimum grade of C)

Completed coursework in the following subjects is highly recommended:

  • Biology
  • Health-related science (anatomy, microbiology, or physiology)
  • Chemistry

Additional requirements for international applicants

  • GRE scores in the 50th percentile for each category
  • 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 or 90 for the Internet-based test; IELTS with a minimum score of 7.5
    • 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
    • The TOEFL should have been taken within the last two years
    • Students coming from a U.S. school can use an older score

Supplemental materials

Before you submit your online application, make sure you have all of the supplemental materials ready.

We will consider applications with unofficial versions of transcripts or GREs. You must submit your official transcript version before you can receive a final admission offer.

  • Request that your official transcripts from each college or university you have attended are sent to UB. (Required only at the time of entry to the program.)
  • GRE scores are optional and not required.
  • Provide a current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Secure two letters of recommendation on the official letterhead of the referees.
  • Letters should be from someone who knows you from an academic, research or work perspective, ideally in areas related to the graduate program you are applying to. At least one letter should be from an academic institution.
  • Provide a personal statement describing your interest in the field of environmental health, your relevant background and experience and your career goals.

Additional supplemental materials for international applicants

  • Request that your GRE scores be sent to UB. When requesting your GRE scores, use these reporting codes: School 2925; Department 0606. (This may be waived if you hold a PhD or MD from a university within the United States.)
  • Due to the varied and numerous challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you can request a waiver for the GRE with your application this fall. Requests for GRE waivers are not guaranteed but will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee upon review of all other materials you submit. We may contact you for additional information in determining whether a waiver is possible.
  • Request that your TOEFL scores be sent to the department. When requesting your TOEFL scores, use these reporting codes: School 2925; Department 50.
  • Provide a copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  • Complete the International Financial Form.

Questions about the application process?

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