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School of Public Health


Applications will be accepted on a space availability basis - Deadline to apply for the June 2013 entering class extended to April 1, 2013. Click here for all Deadlines

  • Instructions

    Please click on the program for which you are applying for to review the Application Instructions and requirements prior to completing an on-line Application.

  • Complete the on-line portion

    This includes:

    1. Registering and completing the on-line portion of the Application. on-line portion of the Application.
    2. Printing the on-line application Signature Page to include with your Application package.

    You will then be directed to return to this page to complete the following:

  • Pay the application processing fee

    A $75 Application processing fee is required to complete your application. Go to your SUNY Downstate application checklist where you may pay your $75 Application processing fee with your Visa or MasterCard.

    If you wish to pay by check (USA bank checks, postal money order in USA currency) your $75 non-refundable check must be made payable to “SUNY.” Mail your check together with your On-Line Application supporting documents, to the address below.

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Office of Student Admissions
    450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 60,
    Brooklyn, NY 11203

    We are unable to accept checks from overseas banks even if they are in USA currency due to differences in bank routing numbers

  • Download, review and sign the Application Cover Sheet specific to the program to which you are applying

  • Download and complete the following forms

    1. Additional Information Form
    2. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Write a Personal Statement and Public Health Essay

    Personal Statement

    Please explain your reason(s) for pursuing the degree in a particular area of interest and hope to achieve with that degree. The essay should be on separate, numbered sheets of paper and include your name at the top of each sheet. The essay should be no more than 300 words.

    Public Health Essay

    If you are applying to the DrPH program or the Advanced Certificate in Public Health you do not need to submit the Public Health Essay.

    Choose and describe a public health issue/problem in which you have an interest and present at least one possible approach to addressing that issue/problem. The essay should be no more than 1,000 words.

  • Mail your completed application

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Office of Student Admissions
    450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 60
    Brooklyn, New York 11203


  • A complete, self-administered application package is required for admission to all programs. A complete application includes all of the items listed on the Application Cover Sheet (Step 4 above). The entire application is required from you in one envelope at one time.
  • Neatness and legibility will speed the processing of your application.
  • Type or print your name at the top of any separate sheet of paper enclosed with your application.
  • We rely on email as our primary means of communication with applicants.It is essential that you provide a clearly written, valid email account on your application form and keep us updated if you change your email and/or your postal mailing address
  • The admissions office email address, for any application questions, is
  • The Public Health email address, for questions regarding requirements or course equivalencies, is


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