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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

School of Public Health

  • Downstate SPH Partners with Brooklyn College & Medgar Evers College

    Graduates of Medgar Evers College School of Science, Health & Technology and the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College will receive priority admission consideration into the MPH program at SUNY Downstate!

    View the Press Release

  • Downstate SPH Researcher Investigates Coronavirus

    Epidemiologist Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, PhD, and scientists from Taiwan, Munich, Berkeley and Madison are examining genome data to unearth insights into 2019-nCoV viral emergence

    View Interview Here

  • 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.

  • 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



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We offer in-person, online, and hybrid learning options in Fall 2021!

Click here to learn more


 ***The SUNY Downstate School of Public Health no longer requires the GRE for applicants wishing to enroll in the MPH program.***

The School of Public Health (SPH) is now accepting applications for the Summer, Fall, and Spring terms. We invite all domestic and international prospective students to apply.



Master of Public Health (MPH)

MD / Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Advanced Certificate in Public Health

Advanced Certificate in Climate Change and Planetary Health 

Advanced Certificate in Public Health Geriatrics

Non-Matriculated Application Procedures



Click here to apply for MPH

Click here to apply for DrPH


Priority applicants, such as Downstate Employees and qualified students from the following Strategic Partner Schools can apply through SUNY Downstate Admissions.

  • Brooklyn College
  • Manhattan College
  • Medgar Evers College
  • SUNY Old Westbury


Click on the Advanced Certificate Programs below to apply.


MD/MPH applicants can apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) following the MD/MPH application procedures


Non-matriculated applicants should carefully review the application procedures and complete the Non-Matriculated PDF Application




For more information about our school, programs, and admission process, please register for one of our Information Sessions!


Course Schedules

2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar »

2020 - 2021 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 & DrPH Foundational and Departmental Competencies »



Read the APEx Handbook to learn more

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













New Online Advanced Certificate Program in Climate Change and Planetary Health provides students with training in an emerging transdisciplinary field to address pressing issues related to human health impacts from climate change.

Click here for program description


New Online Advanced Certificate Program in Public Health Geriatrics prepares students to work with health and social issues affecting the rapidly growing aging population at the local, national, and global levels.

Click here for program description





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