Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health

Deadline: June 1.


MPH Program:

HOW TO APPLY
Deadline: June 1

How to Apply

*The application deadline, including all supporting materials, is June 1, the program begins reviewing completed applications on a rolling basis starting September 1.

How to Apply to the Central New York Master of Public Health MPH Degree Program

CNYMPH Master of Public Health applicants must submit both the Central Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) application and an Upstate application:

1.  Central Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) application - www.sophas.org External Icon

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     Required:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Public Health Essay
  • GRE scores – Official GRE scores can be sent directly to SUNY Upstate Medical University or to SOPHAS

        Upstate University Institutional Code – 2547

        SOPHAS Code – 7770

GRE Waivers

GRE waiver is at the discretion of the CNYMPH Admissions Committee after a review of the applicant's full application and substitute exam scores or transcripts. Applicants must be able to supply an official copy of the substitute exam (if applicable).  Proof of current licensure must be submitted for all allied health professionals. A formal request for a GRE waiver must be submitted, identifying the rationale for the waiver.

Applicants who wish to pursue a waiver must submit a letter addressed to the CNYMPH Admissions Committee outlining their request. 

GRE Waiver Equivalents

Applicants must have taken within five (5) years of the application submission date.

Under certain circumstances, a waiver of the GRE requirement will be considered if the applicant has:

- Medical College test (MCAT), score of 26 or above is preferred

- Dental Admission Test (DAT), score of 17 or above is preferred

- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), score of 550 or above is preferred

- Law School Admission Test (LSAT), score of 150 or above is preferred

- Optometry Admission Test (OAT), score of 70 or above is preferred

- United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE) step 2 or 3

- Earned a master's degree from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) regionally accredited college or university and has relevant experience in the public health/health care field

- Earned a doctoral or medical degree from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) regionally accredited college or university

2.   Upstate Supplemental Application – Once your application is received from the Central Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS), we will email you a Login ID and PIN that will allow you to access our Secondary Application.  Please do not create an account on your own from our Admissions Login page as that will not allow you to access the Secondary Application.  The Secondary Application must be submitted to Upstate Medical University along with an application fee no later than June 15.

* The program reserves the right to request interviews.

* Additional information may be requested based on individual situations.

* It is the responsibility of each student to confirm that a completed application is on file in the office of Student Admissions.


How to Apply to the Central New York Master of Public Health the Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health

Applicants applying for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health must submit both a Central Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) application and an Upstate application:

1. Central Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) application - www.sophas.org External Icon

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    Required:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Public Health Essay

2.  Upstate Supplemental Application – Once your application is received from the Central Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS), we will email you a Login ID and PIN that will allow you to access your Secondary Application. Please do not create an account on your own from our Admissions Login page as that will not allow you to access the Secondary Application. The Secondary Application must be submitted to Upstate Medical University along with an application fee no later than June 15.

* The program reserves the right to request interviews.

* Additional information may be requested based on individual situations.

* It is the responsibility of each student to confirm that a completed application is on file in the Office of Student Admissions.


2017 Applicants:

  • May 1, 2017: Application deadline for SOPHAS.
  • June 1, 2017: Deadline for completion of Upstate Supplemental Application and applications fees.
  • Upstate operates on a rolling admission basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline.

Questions regarding the application process and status should be directed to:

Office of Student Admissions
1215 Weiskotten Hall
SUNY Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY, 13210

315-464-4570

Programmatic related questions should be directed to:

MPH Program (CNYMPH)
Weiskotten Hall
Rm. 2263, 766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-464-1700