Admissions Info


All applicants to the COMHE major, including current Hunter students, must submit a CUNY online application through UAPC and a departmental paper 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, 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 or 160) - 4 credits


Further information about General Hunter College admission requirements >>

All prospective students are encouraged to attend an  Information Session . For additional inquiries, CLICK HERE.

Application Process

Two different applications must be submitted, please follow the steps outlined below.

  • Admission to the program occurs once a year, in the Fall semester
  • A 500 word essay is required answering: Why do you want to pursue a B.S. in Community Health? What do you identify as your “community,” and how do you plan to use this degree to improve the health of that community? (Essay must be typed on an additional sheet of paper and included with your “COMHE Program Application.”)
  • Submit official transcripts of all high school and previous colleges (if applicable)
  • TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Proof of Immunization Form. Download the form at <pdf>. A copy of a non-Hunter form confirming the required immunization is acceptable (WHO card, employer form, form submitted to other college.) The form is not required of CUNY students if it was previously submitted to Hunter College.


All   applicants  are considered “transfer” students, even if you completed your first 60 credits at Hunter.

1. Submit a CUNY “Undergraduate Transfer Application” online at:

DEADLINE: February 1, 2014  


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

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


3. Submit a supplemental “COMHE Departmental Application <pdf>” to Professor Lydia Isaac via email at Submit the

Download the COMHE Departmental Application: Click on  “COMHE Departmental Application <pdf>

DEADLINE: February 1 March 15, 2014

Submission can also be made via regular mail, or delivered by hand to:


Dr. Lydia Isaac
Community Health Undergraduate Program Director
CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
2180 Third Ave.
NY, NY 10035

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

Admission to the COMHE major is in the FALL only.

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)

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.
2180 Third Ave NYC 10035
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