Public Health (Community Health and Health Behavior) MPH

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

The community health and health behavior concentration under the Public Health MPH program prepares students to explore actions of individuals, groups and organizations from a scientific perspective to promote health. Students gain foundational public health knowledge and competencies, engage in theory-based analysis of the determinants of health behavior, and design, implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions for public health programs to address current and emerging public health issues across the globe. Students train with faculty who are experts in their field at New York’s premier, research-intensive university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive

Program Contact

Stacy Hills
435 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-6777
Fax: 716-829-2034

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 47 Hours


  • 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

  • Students must pay the SOPHAS fee in addition to the $50 UB application fee.
  • The GRE may be waived for some students. Contact the department for details.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.