Graduate Registration Checklist

When planning for registration, be sure to review the steps in the registration checklist below! Your program advisors are available to answer all your questions and help keep you on track. You can also download and keep the Registration Checklist by clicking here.

Don't know who your program advisor is? Visit the bottom of this page to see the program advisors assigned to specific programs and/or concentrations.

Steps to Complete


Read all emails from GPH Registration–we send out important emails about registration, course changes, etc. from GPH Registration. Be sure to read them carefully!


Clear your holds: Look in the Student Center in Albert under “Check Enrollment Status” to see there are any holds. Common holds include:

  • Bursar’s hold–there is a balance on your account which you need to resolve. Questions about Bursar holds may be directed to
  • College docs hold–you need to submit your final official undergraduate college e-transcript. Submit a request to your undergraduate institution to send it to and follow up with them soon after to make sure it was received.
  • Advisor hold–all MPH and MS students have this –see below for further information!

Review courses: Look at your concentration or program’s landing page to see which courses you are expected to register for. You can find links to each program or concentration on the left hand side of our main concentrations webpage. Then on the Registration & Schedules page, you can find the GPH course schedule where you can see everything in one place, including course offerings, restrictions, pre-requisites, and more!


Use your requirements checklist to track and plan! Each MPH and MS program/ concentration has a checklist on their landing page. Download it and keep it handy to track all of your degree requirements, plan future terms, and make sure there’s nothing you missed as you move along in the program. Don’t forget about your 0-credit courses, as they are required for graduation!


Meet(or Zoom!) with your advisor or faculty mentor to review the courses you’ve taken thus far, make sure you’re on track, and confirm what you should register for next. See the table on the bottom of this page for “advisement for registration” guidelines specific to your concentration. For students who are going part-time, be sure to consult page two of your requirements checklist and note that certain courses are not offered every semester and some have pre-requisites. You will not be able to register until you are cleared by your advisor!


Check your Enrollment Appointment. All graduate students register on the first day of registration. The time depends on the number of credits earned. Please check your appointment on the main page when you log into Albert and it’s not there, email


Course numbers vs. class numbers –know the difference! Course numbers are the prefix of a course (ex: GPH-GU 2106 is the course number for Epidemiology). Class numbers are the numbers used to enroll in a course in Albert. They are highlighted in blue on our schedule.


Review how to register. Even if you are a continuing student, it’s always helpful to review how to register, which you can do by visiting this page. Each section includes a video and text below it. TIP: the easiest way to find a course on Albert is to find it on the GPH schedule, find the relevant class number (indicated in blue) and enter it into the box in  Albert where it says "Enter Class nbr". Review the schedule carefully, as it has information about pre-requisites, restrictions, and which groups of students are eligible to enroll in which courses. You can filter on your concentration or program to easily see which courses you are eligible to enroll in.


Validate your courses prior to registration -Albert allows you to select and add your courses to your cart prior to registration to make sure there are no conflicts or any other issues. To do so, add your courses to the cart and click “Validate/Enroll/Edit”. Then follow the rest of these instructions. NOTE: putting a course into your cart does not guarantee a spot –you must click “Finish Enrolling” to complete the registration process!

 10. Register! To avoid being closed out of a specific course or section, please register at your Enrollment Appointment or soon after (we strongly recommend registering the first day of registration). If you wait, you will risk being closed out of courses.
 11. Do you have an Enrollment Mismatch alert? After registering, an enrollment mismatch occurs when the number of credits that you are currently registered for is not equal to or greater than the number of credits that your financial aid award is based on. You can follow the instructions to clear this that are outlined on this website.

Download the Registration Checklist

Advisement for registration: Students in CHSP, PHN, and SBS must meet (or Zoom!) with their faculty mentor prior to being cleared by Kristen Bush. Bioethics students also meet with their faculty mentor but do not require clearance for registration. All other students are encouraged to meet with their faculty mentors for elective selection and career advisement, but must meet with their Program Advisor listed below for academic advisement. All Program Advisors can assist with making sure you are on track, course sequencing, degree requirements, and clearing you to register.

Program or Concentration Student Affairs Program Advisor To make an appointment:
Community Health Science & Practice Kristen Bush
Bioethics Sarah Muskovitz

Biostatistics (MPH and MS) Julie Avina
Environmental Public Health Sciences Julie Avina

Epidemiology (MPH and MS) Andrea Muraca
Global Health (last name starts with A-E) Andrea Muraca
Global Health (last name starts with F-N) Kristen Bush
Global Health (last name starts with O-Z) Julie Avina
Global Health (Dual degree students) Kristen Bush
Public Health Nutrition** Kristen Bush
Public Health Policy & Management Andrea Muraca
Social & Behavioral Sciences Kristen Bush
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Kiera Bloch
Advanced Certificate in Public Health Angelica Tirro

*PHN students who are pursuing the DPD are advised by Joyce O’Connor (