Admissions Info



All applicants to the COMHE major, including current Hunter students, must submit a CUNY online application through UAPC and a departmental supplemental application. Prospective applicants must meet the minimum requirements upon the start of the major. Admission to the major is in the Fall semester only.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Earned a minimum of 60 credits in liberal arts and science
  • Must have earned a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses
  • Minimum GPA 3.0


  • English Composition (ENG 120) - 3 credits
  • Intro to Sociology (SOC 101) - 3 credits
  • Introductory level Psychology OR Anthropology (PSYCH 100, PSYCH 150, ANTHC 101) - 3 credits
  • Introductory level Statistics (STAT 113 or 213, PSYCH 248, SOC 241, ECON 221 or equivalent) - 3 credits
  • Any upper level course in the Social Sciences (Must be at least 200 level course in Anthropology (ANTHC), Community Health, Psychology or Sociology, Urban Studies, Women’s Studies or Human Rights. Note: The Statistics prerequisite cannot meet this requirement.) - 3 credits
  • Any lab science in the Natural Sciences (Preferred: ANTHP 101 or 102; BIO 100,102, 125 or 150) – 4 to 4.5 credits  


Further information about General Hunter College admission requirements >>

All prospective students are encouraged to attend an Information Session (check the Recruitment Calendar for dates). We will be hosting in-person information sessions in our East Harlem location on:

  • Wednesday, October 28th 2015 from 6:15-7:00 PM, Room TBA
  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 3:00-4:00 PM, Room TBA


Students can RSVP here.

All prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session for more details on the public health degree programs and admissions requirements at The CUNY School of Public Health. Faculty representatives and current students will be available to help answer any additional questions you may have. You may also find our Frequently Asked Questions section of the website helpful.

Please view the full upcoming Information Session Calendar and RSVP to an event.

If you have any other questions regarding admissions, please call (646) 664-8355 or email

Or the quickest way to reach us is to chat with us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30am-1:30pm.

If you still have questions that could not be answered through the information provided here, please complete the short form below and someone will get back to you.

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  1. Submit a CUNY “Undergraduate Transfer Application” online:   (Note: ALL STUDENTS - even if you are an existing Hunter student - need to complete this transfer application.)   Please be aware that CUNY charges a $70 application fee. Your application will not be considered complete until the fee is paid. You need to check the status of your application by visiting or contacting the CUNY Welcome Center at 212-997-2869 to ensure it is complete.    DEADLINE: February 1, 2016  

    • If you are currently enrolled at any CUNY school (including Hunter) you do NOT need to have your transcripts submitted. However, please be sure to check your status to confirm that CUNY Central has added your transcripts to your application (otherwise your application will not be considered complete.) Also, if you attended any other school outside of CUNY (even if it was prior to your current status at CUNY) those transcripts DO need to be sent to CUNY Central.      
  2. Submit a COMHE Departmental Supplemental Application <pdf> to: Professor Meredith Manze at (please save it as a pdf and email). You will receive a confirmation email within one week of its receipt.   DEADLINE: February 1, 2016

  3. Have all Official Transcripts sent directly to the address below:

University Application Processing Center
PO Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

 Follow the instructions at:

Applications received after the filing deadline will be considered on a space available basis.

Admission to the COMHE major is a competitive, selective process. To be considered for the COMHE major, applicants must fill out a supplemental form (please note the supplemental application will be uploaded soon) and submit it by the date above to be considered for entry in the coming fall semester. Admission to the COMHE major is in the FALL only.

Applicants who do not meet all CUNY School of Public Health COMHE BS prerequisites may apply to Hunter but must initially declare an alternative major. Applicants with under 60 credits may declare a General Studies major.


Application Status

The UAPC processes applications for both Hunter and non-Hunter applicants. You should be notified of the decision status via email within 6-8 weeks of receipt of a completed application.

You may inquire into your status at the UAPC online site or by contacting UAPC via email or phone. You will need to provide your full name, social security number or CUNY application identification number, date of birth, and the semester for which you are applying. The office of CUNY School of Public Health is not informed of application status.

Email: ,Telephone:(212) 997-CUNY (2869)

2180 Third Ave NYC 10035
(212) 396-7729