Located in New York’s capital city, the UAlbany School of Public Health was created in partnership with the New York State Department of Health and is strategically positioned at the intersection of academia and government. Scientists at the health department hold faculty appointments, collaborate on a wide array of research projects, and mentor students in their labs and programs. This provides students with extensive networking and applied learning opportunities alongside their academic coursework, enabling them to contribute to innovative public health initiatives that directly impact the health of New Yorkers.
UAlbany emphasizes learning by doing — in the Wadsworth Center labs, public health organizations and in the community. Students have numerous opportunities to get involved with hands-on learning, and MPH students at UAlbany complete 720 internship hours to apply their coursework to the real world and gain the skills to help them stand out in the job market.