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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Public Health for a Global Community

Non-Matriculated Application Procedures

 

Application Deadlines:

Summer Semester - May 1st

Fall Semester - August 1st

Spring Semester - December 1st

Please use the Non-Matriculated PDF Application form »


Non-Matriculation Policy for MPH Courses

Individuals who wish to be considered as non-matriculated students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of an accredited Bachelor's degree program or higher from a CHEA regionally accredited college and/or university.
  • Completion of the non-matriculated form.
  • Submission of an official transcript of all degrees completed.
  • A personal interview with a designated member of the faculty.

Individuals accepted as non-matriculated students are limited to specific courses in each department (see list below). Students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 for each course to be considered for subsequent admission as a matriculated student.

MPH Courses Available for Non-matriculated Students:

Approved non-matriculated students may take any four (4) of the five (5) core MPH courses (listed below). No more than twelve (12) credits in a non-matriculated status are allowed.

MPH Core Courses:

  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Health Behavior and Risk Reduction
  • Principles of Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Health Policy and Management

Non-matriculated students wishing to take other courses must secure the permission of the chair of that particular department.

Doctorate courses are not open to non-matriculated students.

Non-matriculated Application Process:

If the non-matriculated student subsequently wishes to apply to the program as a matriculated student, then s/he must complete the formal application process, and be accepted based on the criteria. Credits from the courses taken as a non-matriculated student will apply to the student's MPH course credits.

It is strongly preferred that all non-matriculated applications and course registration requests be submitted at least one (1) month prior to the start of the semester.

Note that an application to become a matriculated student does not guarantee admission.

The School determines which courses are open to non-matriculated students as well the number of students allowed in each course.