- For Admissions Deadlines, click here.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university with a 3.0 GPA or better. Admitted students usually have GPAs
that are higher than 3.0. The major
must have an equivalent at the State University of New York (SUNY).
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary
schools. Transcripts for all degrees earned in schools outside the U.S. or Canada must be evaluated by an
agency accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation
Services. See section on
International Students for more information about this process. The requirement for evaluation of
transcripts is waived for graduates of foreign medical schools with a
current license to practice in the U.S..You may send them to:
Office of Student Services
Health Sciences Center
Stony Brook University
Level 2, Room 271
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8276
- Official GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) scores are
required. This requirement is waived for applicants who have been
awarded a doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian
university. Applicants to the MD/MPH
program may substitute MCAT scores for the GRE. Applicants to the
MBA/MPH program may substitute GMAT scores. Applicants to the DDS/MPH
may substitute DAT scores. A request to substitute any other
standardized test scores for the GRE needs to be submitted
in writing to the MPH Academic Coordinator. PLEASE NOTE: Admitted applicants
may be required to take preparatory courses prior to enrolling in
classes if they score below a 500 (or its equivalent on the NEW GRE) in
the Qualitative and/or Verbal sections of the exam, as well as below a
4.0 in the Analytical section.
- Three references from persons who can address the
applicant's capacity to provide leadership in public health and complete a
course of graduate study. If the
applicant is a student or has graduated within the last two years, at
least one letter must be from a college or university faculty member with
whom the applicant has studied. If
the applicant is a member of the public health workforce, at least one
letter must be from a senior administrator in the organization who is
familiar with his/her work.
- Two essays, no more than 500 words each:
Essay 1: How do your
background, training, and experience prepare you for a leadership role in
Essay 2: Select one of the
following topics: (a) Explain how the Graduate
Program in Public Health and the concentration chosen will help you achieve
your short-term and long-term goals; (b) Define a time in your own life when
you have identified and captured an opportunity; (c) Define a unique quality
you possess; or (d) How do you expect to contribute to the improvement of
health in your community?
- A personal interview, if requested by the
- A non-refundable application fee made payable to Stony Brook University.
- Completion of the on-line application.
- Any other requirements of the Graduate School
not stated here.
- International students who trained in non-English
speaking schools and do not reside in an English speaking country are
required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Students who fail to meet this requirement must enroll in a course at the Intensive English Center and achieve satisfactory grades before admission to graduate study. Students whose scores on either of these exams are more than two years old must retake the test. The expected minimum score is for the IELTS exam is 6.5, with no subsection recommended to be below 6. The expected minimum score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 85.
- International students are required to have a
course-by-course educational credential evaluation completed by an agency
accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org). We
require using World Education Services (http://www.wes.org). This evaluation provides a U.S.
course equivalent including semester hours earned, course content, and
corresponding letter grade for all courses listed on the international
applicant’s transcript. This
evaluation must be completed before the application can be considered.
- For more
information about international students services, see: http://www.stonybrook.edu/iaps/international/index.shtml
The Admissions Committee considers all factors including
grades, standardized test scores, recommendation letters, essays, prior
training, and professional experience. It is a goal of the Admissions Committee
to select applicants who have the academic capability, aptitude, character,
personal qualities, and commitment to provide future value to society through
leadership and creative contributions to the field of public health.
Committee encourages applications from persons in the public health workforce
and weighs their professional experience heavily in admissions decisions.
Admission Requirements for Combined Programs:
Combined Undergraduate Programs
Combined Graduate Programs