Admissions

To apply to the Master of Public Health program (housed within Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences), you must submit application materials through Binghamton University's Graduate School. All students wishing to pursue an MPH must satisfy the general conditions and procedures for admission to Binghamton University's Graduate School.

Application materials include:

  • Online graduate degree application with graduate degree application fee
  • Transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and a successful background in quantitative coursework
  • Personal statement (two to three 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
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not routinely required, but may be requested based on evaluation of official transcripts

Note: An applicant who does not meet the academic requirements for admission may be admitted conditionally (refer to Binghamton's Graduate School Policies and Procedures). A conditional admission indicates that, although the candidate did not meet admission requirements, other elements of the application (such as the personal statement, reference letters, etc.) suggest  they possess the potential to be successful. Students admitted conditionally must have satisfactory academic performance in the first semester of the MPH program to receive a change in status to "regular."

International students

International students must also submit the following materials. For more information about these materials, see the International Students section of the Graduate School 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 1-20 or DS-2019 (necessary to apply for F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant 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.

If you have a felony or child abuse conviction
Students who have a felony or child abuse conviction are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of the MPH program. If you have concerns about this, you are advised to contact the MPH program director or dean of Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. You are required to report felony convictions while enrolled in the Master of Public Health program as it may affect your progression and ability to be placed in community agencies.

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