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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

School of Public Health

  • We are now accepting applications for Spring 2020

  • Dr. Kitaw Demissie appointed as new SPH Dean

    Kitaw Demissie, MD, PhD, and nationally-recognized public health leader brings four decades of academic and investigative experience.

    View Press Release

  • Dr. Michael Szarek establishes the Lenard and Christine Szarek Fellowship Fund specifically for SPH students.

    Assessment Criteria and Application now available

  • Public Health for a Global Community

    Construction of our state-of-the-art School of Public Health building has been completed. SPH administration and faculty are now housed in their new home.

  • Congratulations to the 2019 inductees to Delta Omega, the honor society for Public Health.

  • New Research

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences faculty member Dr. Lori Hoepner finds significant associations between prenatal BPA concentrations and measures of childhood adiposity.

  • The School of Public Health receives full re-accreditation for seven years.

  • Academic Departments

    The School of Public Health is made up of four academic departments: Community Health Sciences, Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Health Policy and Management.

  • Meet Our Students

    Learn and collaborate with a dynamic student body. Our dedicated students come from diverse professions, cultural backgrounds and life experiences.

  • Empowering Communities

    Involvement with our communities is fundamental to our mission of advancing the health of urban and immigrant populations. "Building a Change" © Groundswell 2012

  • Living and working in Brooklyn

    Explore the rich culture of one of the most vibrant and diverse places in the world.

  • Advancing Urban and Immigrant Health

    Our curriculum has a unique focus on the contemporary health challenges faced by urban and immigrant populations. “Art Builds Community, Community Creates Change” © Groundswell 2007



The School of Public Health is now accepting applications for the Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.

We invite all domestic and international prospective students to apply.

For more information about our school and programs please feel free to register for one of our Information Sessions »


Advanced Certificate in Public Health

Master of Public Health

MD / Master of Public Health

Doctor of Public Health

Non-Matriculated Application Procedures



The SUNY Downstate School of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health




Course Schedules

2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar »

Career Services

Commencement Information »


The curricula for our MPH and DrPH programs are built around a framework of essential competencies for public health. For each degree, students demonstrate mastery of overarching competencies important for all public health graduates, as well as competencies specific to their concentration.

MPH and DrPH Competencies »