• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
Public Health at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is an integrated program grounded in an understanding of the life sciences, human health, and the social determinants of health, and focused on community engagement and critical reflection within the contemporary health care environment
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Through this Public Health program at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the resources available to you from the other health-based programs at ACPHS, you are assured of having access to the classes, experiences, and mentors you need to become - as the staff likes to say - scientifically grounded and socially engaged.

Public health integrates scientific foundations of health and principles from the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities to engage in an interdisciplinary manner with modern health and health care.

Our program covers the basic foundations of humanities, natural sciences, quantitative reasoning, social sciences, and core public health dimensions. It also includes a capstone experience and professional development, while retaining flexibility to utilize electives to cultivate deeper expertise in an area or topic of interest. Students will select either the Community Health or Health Analytics track within the BS in Public Health program.

Learning outcomes

The program prepares students to enter the workforce in a health-related field and provides them with a solid foundation to pursue advanced studies in graduate or professional school. With this training, students completing this program are well prepared for:

  • Entry level positions in health education and promotion or positions in research and program coordination at the research assistant level
  • Graduate or advanced training in public health, health administration, data analytics, and health services research
  • Additional training in clinical or professional education, including but not limited to MS in Physician’s Assistant Studies and Medical School

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Pre-Modern World and Modern World 
  •  Contemporary World or equivalent 
  •  Academic Reading and Writing or equivalent 
  •  Public Speaking 
  •  Logic and Reasoning 
  •  Introduction to Sociology 
  •  General Psychology 
  •  Introductory Economics 
  •  American Government or equivalent 
  •  Intro to Public Health 
  •  US and Global Health Care Systems 
  •  Health and Social Policy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s) from all secondary schools attended, including most recent grades.
  • Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.
  • Official reports of standardized test scores, either Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program Examination (ACT).
  • Official reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if the applicant has studied for fewer than 4 years where English is the language of instruction. A minimum score of 84 on the TOEFL or a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS must be achieved to be considered for admission.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a school official such as a counselor or a teacher is required. An additional recommendation from a science or math teacher or from an individual that knows the candidate well is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36120 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36120 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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