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Certificate of Public Health Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPAs preferred at or above a 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Successful completion of both the SOPHAS application and the SUNY Upstate Supplemental Application
  • Within the SOPHAS Application, two essays are required:
    • A personal statement of career goals and any experience as it applies to public health
    • One public health essay; described in the application
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know you in an academic or professional capacity
    • This does not include personal friends and family
  • Official transcripts from all previous postsecondary courses

Highly Recommended:

  • College level biology course
  • College level statistics course

International Students: The Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health is not an option for international study. International students should apply to the Master of Public Health Degree.