- Applications are accepted through SOPHAS. Scroll to the end of the page for the link.
- For Admissions Deadlines, click here.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA or better. Admitted students usually have GPAs that are higher than 3.0. The major must have an equivalent at the State University of New York (SUNY).
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools. Transcripts for all degrees earned in schools outside the U.S. or Canada must be evaluated by an agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. See section on International Students for more information about this process. The requirement for evaluation of transcripts is waived for graduates of foreign medical schools with a current license to practice in the U.S.
- Official GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) scores are required. Please note that we have a GRE program code (0622), which allows your score to be sent through SOPHAS. This requirement is waived for applicants who have been awarded a doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian university. Applicants to the MD/MPH program may substitute MCAT scores for the GRE. Applicants to the MBA/MPH program may substitute GMAT scores. Applicants to the DDS/MPH may substitute DAT scores. A request to substitute any other standardized test scores for the GRE needs to be submitted in writing to the MPH Academic Coordinator. PLEASE NOTE: Admitted applicants may be required to take preparatory courses prior to enrolling in classes if they score below a 500 (or its equivalent on the NEW GRE) in the Qualitative and/or Verbal sections of the exam, as well as below a 4.0 in the Analytical section.
- Three references from persons who can address the applicant's capacity to provide leadership in public health and complete a course of graduate study. If the applicant is a student or has graduated within the last two years, at least one letter must be from a college or university faculty member with whom the applicant has studied. If the applicant is a member of the public health workforce, at least one letter must be from a senior administrator in the organization who is familiar with his/her work.
- One essay is required for the application. It should be no more than 500 words and should be submitted with your application in SOPHAS.
Essay topic: How do your background, training, and experience prepare you for a leadership role in Public Health?
- A personal interview, if requested by the Admissions Committee.
- Completion of the on-line application.
For international students:
- International students who trained in non-English speaking schools and do not reside in an English speaking country are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Students who fail to meet this requirement must enroll in a course at the Intensive English Center and achieve satisfactory grades before admission to graduate study. Students whose scores on either of these exams are more than two years old must retake the test. The expected minimum score is for the IELTS exam is 6.5, with no subsection recommended to be below 6. The expected minimum score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 85.
- International students are required to have a course-by-course educational credential evaluation completed by an agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org). We require using World Education Services (http://www.wes.org). This evaluation provides a U.S. course equivalent including semester hours earned, course content, and corresponding letter grade for all courses listed on the international applicant’s transcript. This evaluation must be completed before the application can be considered.
- For more information about international students services, see: http://www.stonybrook.edu/iaps/international/index.shtml
The Admissions Committee considers all factors including grades, standardized test scores, recommendation letters, essays, prior training, and professional experience. It is a goal of the Admissions Committee to select applicants who have the academic capability, aptitude, character, personal qualities, and commitment to provide future value to society through leadership and creative contributions to the field of public health.
The Admissions Committee encourages applications from persons in the public health workforce and weighs their professional experience heavily in admissions decisions.
Admission Requirements for Combined Programs: