Who Should Apply?

The Program in Public Health at Stony Brook is seeking intellectually inquisitive people from different socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic backgrounds who can provide special contributions to the field of public health, health management, and the Program. The Program considers the potential contribution of each applicant to the student body and the public health field. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, leadership potential, professional accomplishment, and personal attributes. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Fluency in more than one language is not required for admission, but it is becoming increasingly desirable for the practice of public health and health management.

The Program reserves the right to limit class size in order to maintain a faculty/student ratio that ensures a high quality academic program. Therefore, Program admission is highly selective, and all qualified applicants may not be accepted.

The MPH and MHA Programs are open to students from all academic disciplines. MPH students can select from one of five concentrations: Climate Solutions and HealthCommunity Health, Epidemiology and BiostatisticsHealth Policy and Management, and Generalist

In order to give you a more accurate perspective of our admission process, we have provided some information about our previous MPH classes.

  • Average GPA: 3.40 to 3.50
  • Average GRE Score: 
    • Verbal: 153
    • Quantitative: 152