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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

School of Public Health

  • Submit Summer applications by May 31st

    Apply Now!

  • 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

  • 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 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 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, programs, and admission process, please 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


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




Course Schedules

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 and DrPH Competencies »