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The admissions policies of the CUNY School of Public Health are based on the CUNY mission of access and excellence. The School seeks students that reflect the diversity of New York City and can meet the needs of the local, national and international public health workforce. All prospective students are encouraged to attend an Information Session

You may also BOOK AN APPOINTMENT with an Admissions counselor:
Appointments can be in person, Skype, email, phone call. Please schedule an appointment at this link:
SimplyBook.Me: CUNY SPH Admissions

Appointments must be made at least 3 day in advance. If you are unable to make it to the office hours, please feel free to contact us at admissions@sph.cuny.edu or call me at 646-664-8355.

Duration: 30 minutes

To prepare for your session:
a. Please email an update copy of your resume.
b. Email an electronic version of your official or unofficial transcripts.
c. Please be sure to indicate your program of interest.

For information on applying to the CUNY SPH MPH and MS programs, please visit the following link:

Tips for Applying to MPH and MS Programs

For the Graduate and Doctoral Programs you must use SOPHAS to apply.

Instructions on completing the SOPHAS application

To apply:


MS/MPH Admissions Requirements

For program specific requirements, please click here.

DEADLINE: March 1st, 2017 (for Fall 2017 matriculation)

Applications for the MPH program are accepted once a year.

  1. SOPHAS online application
  2. Application fee: $135 for your first selection + $45 for each additional one (a)
  3. Official transcripts of all institutions attended (GPA of at least 3.0) (b)
  4. Personal statement / statement of purpose (500 words) (a)
  5. Two letters of recommendation also known as evaluations – for your application to be deemed complete, SOPHAS requires 3 evaluations. (a)
  6. Resume (a)
  7. Background in the field
    • Some programs may accept academic knowledge – 18 credits of health related courses
    • Work experience – one year in related job, internship, volunteer position, etc.
  8. TOEFL – only for those whose native/studies language is not English (c)
    • Paper Based Test: 550
    • Computer Administered Test: 233
    • Internet Based Test: 60 (Reading score + Writing score + Listening score)
    • SOPHAS’ TOEFL code is 5688
  9. Transcript evaluation – for all applicants with international transcripts (c)
    • Must be from World Education Services (WES)
  10. GRE – Writing, Quantitative and Verbal (c)
    • Not required of those with a master’s degree or higher from a US accredited school
    • SOPHAS’ GRE code is 7914
    • No other standardized test scores are accepted
  11. For program specific requirements, please click here.


(a)
Submitted with SOPHAS’ online application
(b) Mailed to SOPHAS
(c) Delivered directly by institution to SOPHAS

Please do not send any transcripts, test scores or official documents to the campus Admissions Office.


CUNY SPH Certificate: Public Health Informatics – Fall 2015

Health informatics is one of the fastest growing career fields with increased employment opportunities.

Please CLICK HERE to review our new online certificate program which starts in the Fall. Classes are held exclusively in the evenings and weekends, and we offer a flexible payment plan.

PHI Certificate Admissions Requirements:

  1. SOPHAS Express online application
  2. Application fee: $50
  3. Official transcripts of all institutions attended
  4. Personal statement / statement of purpose (500 words)(Describing why you are interested in the Certificate in Public Health Informatics Program)
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Resume/CV

CUNY SPH Certificate: Public Health Advanced Certificate – Fall 2016

Public Health is one of the fastest growing career fields with increased employment opportunities.

Please CLICK HERE to review our new online certificate program which starts in the Fall. We offer a flexible payment plan.

Public Health Advanced Certificate Admissions Requirements:

  1. SOPHAS Express online application
  2. Application fee: $50
  3. Official transcripts of all institutions attended
  4. TOEFL

DPH Admissions Requirements

DEADLINE: December 15

All applicants must submit a completed application through SOPHAS which includes:

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least 1 should be an academic reference)
  • CV/Resume indicating at least three years of prior relevant teaching, research or programmatic work experience.
  • A personal statement (up to 1500 words)
  • Completion of a Masters of Public Health degree. Applicants with a Masters or higher level degree in another discipline will need to take five core Masters level public health courses. If accepted to the DPH program, three courses must be completed prior to enrollment and the remaining two within the first year of matriculation: Biostatistics; Epidemiology; Environmental Health; Social and Behavioral Health and; Health Policy and Management.

Track-specific additional requirements:

  • Community, Society and Health (CSH): At least three Masters-level courses in social dimensions of health and two quantitative research courses (e.g. biostatistics and epidemiology).
  • Epidemiology (EPI): At least three Masters’ level quantitative research courses (e.g. biostatistics, epidemiology and research methods), preferably with grades of A- or better.
  • Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH): At least three courses in either occupational health and safety or environmental sciences; plus one course in health law or policy related ot the environment, the workplace, or sustainability.
  • Health Policy and Management (HPM): One course in health care systems, management, or administration; one course in health policy; one social science course in a cognate-related field, such as economics, sociology or political science.

The Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health (MCRSH) Concentration is open to students in any specialization track who have prior graduate training in MCRSH.

Please CLICK HERE for more information on our DPH programs.

For more information on our programs please click on our brochure:

creating a healthier city, sustaining a healthier world


SPH Brochure 2014-2015