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The Graduate School

Public Health (MPH)

Program Overview

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Binghamton University prepares graduates to prevent disease and promote health by addressing underlying environmental factors and social determinants, with the ultimate goal of achieving health equity among populations. 

The program, which offers both full-time and part-time study, pursues focused scholarship in population health and global health. All students take a foundation course that encourages role development and socialization in public health, as well as five core courses in social and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology and health policy.  They also participate in a three-course sequence on research concepts and measurements; determinants and disparities; and policies, strategies and implementation in either population health or global health. The curriculum also includes experiential courses that build skills in health policy analysis and advocacy. 

Degrees Offered

  • MPH in Public Health

Internships, research opportunities and more

A series of experiential public health courses facilitates connections between the classroom and the community, and the program culiminates in a population health or global health internship and capstone project. This curriculum prepares students to meet professional standards while providing opportunities to apply public health theories and concepts and promoting the development of communication skills, leadership abilities and collaborative relationships. 

After You Graduate

The MPH program readies students for a wide range of careers in the public, non-profit and private sectors in New York, across the United States and around the world. Graduates are set up for success in public health departments, insurance agencies and pharmaceutical companies, as well as settings across the health care spectrum, from primary care and home care to hospitals and long-term care facilities. 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for graduate study, you must:

  • Provide a complete set of your undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) transcripts showing one of the following:
    • You have earned a bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are within one academic year of earning a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
    • You are eligible to apply as part of a memorandum of understanding between your current institution and Binghamton University
  • Have earned, at minimum, one of the following:
    • A 3.0 GPA over your entire undergraduate career
    • A 3.0 GPA during your last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of your undergraduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • A 3.0 GPA in a graduate degree, with most courses graded regularly (not as "pass/fail")
    • In consideration of the different grading scales used around the world, each academic department evaluates international transcripts to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they demonstrate one of the above requirements.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be considered for admission on a case by case basis

To apply, you must submit the following materials. For general guidelines for these materials, see the Admission Requirements website.

  • Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university that you have attended
    • A successful background in quantitative coursework is expected.
  • Personal statement of 2 to 3 pages describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to the graduate admissions committee
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores
    • Strong quantitative scores are desired.

International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Admission Requirements website.

  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation (such as bank statements, scholarship or sponsor letters, etc.)
  • Proof of English proficiency (such as official TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic scores)
    • Public health minimum TOEFL score: 107 on the iBT
    • Public health minimum IELTS score: 7.5
    • Public health minimum PTE Academic score: 74

Note: Binghamton University does not currently issue forms I-20 or DS-2019 (necessary to apply for F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status) for the MPH program. We are working to become registered in the SEVIS system governed by the United States Department of Homeland Security. We anticipate full registration prior to Fall 2018. Non-citizens currently in the U.S. in visa classifications that allow for full-time study “incidental to status” are encouraged to apply.

This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to update these program pages, we recommend that you contact the department with questions about program-specific requirements.

Class Profile

Total Enrollment: 23
International / Non-Citizen Enrollment: 50%
GRE Verbal: 89%
GRE Quantitative: 65%
GPA: 3.64

*Score(s) represent the AVERAGE for the most recently admitted class. Scoring lower will not result in automatic rejection of your application, and scoring higher does not guarantee acceptance.

Deadlines

Degree Fall Spring
MPH in Public HealthRolling (March 1 Recommended)N/A

For more information, visit the Public Health department page.