SUNY Downstate Medical Center
School of Public Health
Non-Matriculated Application Procedures
Summer Semester - May 1st
Fall Semester - August 1st
Spring Semester - December 1st
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.