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Public Health BS/MPH - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 12.14 PUBLIC HEALTH, CIP: 51.2201 Public Health, General (MPH, DPH))

School of Public Health and Health Professions

401 Kimball Tower
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Kim Krytus, MSW, MPH, CPH
Assistant Dean, Director of Graduate Public Health Programs

Associated Programs

Becoming a Public Health BS/MPH Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

  • Enrolled in the University at Buffalo’s BS in Public Health
  • Overall minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.250
  • Overall minimum GPA in BS in Public Health courses (PUB-prefix courses) of 3.250
  • Completion of 3 of the 5 core curriculum courses with a minimum GPA of 3.500; students with a GPA of 3.250 may also be considered to apply
    • PUB 310 Health and Disease: Biological, Personal, and Environmental Influences
    • PUB 315 Asking and Answering Scientific Questions in Public Health
    • PUB 320 Models and Mechanisms for Understanding Public Health
    • PUB 325 Interventions to Address Public Health Problems
    • PUB 330 Public Health Systems and Policies
  • Personal statement
  • Contact information for two references from faculty members 
    • One reference from a UB faculty member who teaches a PUB-prefix course
  • Students must complete all undergraduate courses required for the BS portion before beginning the MPH
  • Students must complete 107 undergraduate credits before the MPH

Additional Requirement for Applicants to the MPH Biostatistics Concentration:

Students applying to the MPH in Biostatistics must also obtain a 3.000 in the following math courses: MTH 141, MTH 142, MTH 241 and MTH 309.

For more information regarding admission into the MPH portion of the program please visit the Public Health BS/MPH website.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Students looking for an introduction to the subject area covered by the major are strongly encouraged to take PUB 101: Introduction to Public Health.

Published: Aug 02, 2021 11:30:30