School of Public Health

University at Albany (SUNY)
Renssaelaer, NY


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

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  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $13,058
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $24,618
  • Financial Aid Available

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Our Program

The most extensive MPH internship program in the nation with a 93% career placement. Top ranked programs. Unmatched tuition value.

Established in 1985, the School of Public Health at the University at Albany is known nationally for its unique partnership with the New York State Department of Health, strong commitment to preparing graduates through experiential learning, and the advantages students and faculty gain from its location in New York's diverse capital city.

Students may earn a practice or research based degree in biomedical sciences, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, behavioral sciences, or public health practice. A fully-online MPH is also available, as well as graduate certificates in public health, global health, health disparities, surveillance and preparedness, and maternal and child health.

Talented students come to the University at Albany School of Public Health to complete the most extensive practice-based public health internship program in the nation, which provides in-depth training and results in well-prepared graduates for the workforce.

The University at Albany School of Public Health provides defining experiences in public health – experiences that enable students to examine issues, explore possibilities, and create the change needed for a better tomorrow.


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $135


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Additional Requirements

Applications for the MPH, DrPH and some MS programs must be submitted through SOPHAS.

Applications for the MS and PhD in biomedical sciences, dual MPH/MSW, all certificate programs, and non-degree must be submitted through the University at Albany.

Application Deadline

Application deadlines vary by degree program and scholarship consideration. Visit School of Public Health Admissions for a complete listing of application deadlines, application requirements for individual programs, and direct links to submit the application.

Student Body


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Clubs & Associations

Choose from 300+ student clubs and organizations at the University, including professional, cultural, social, and academic groups. The School of Public Health has a dedicated Graduate Student Organization, Maternal and Child Health Student Interest Group, and Global Health Student Interest Group.

What Our Students Say

  • I was blessed to get into all the MPH programs I applied to, but what pushed me to choose UAlbany was that the program is heavily internship based, and I learn better from doing. Each class has a benefit, and you might not realize it fully until you’re completing the 720 hour internship component. That’s when everything just clicks and you’re thankful for each class.

    Gabby Gregoire, Master of Public Health ‘19
  • The learning environment at UAlbany gives you the opportunity to cultivate a bond with mentors that strengthens the quality of your work, with the added bonus of having a friendly rapport.

    Sarah Bitley, Master of Public Health ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $13,058
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $24,618

Additional Information

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Location & Contact

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