Course Fee

$ 16909

Course Duration

24 Months

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About the Course

The Master of Public Health program is a CEPH accredited program that is appropriate for health professionals furthering their careers as health educators, supervisors, leaders, and administrators in public health settings including county, state, and federal health agencies, as well as community-based organizations, healthcare organizations, and public institutions dedicated to the improvement of population health. The purpose of the MPH program is to prepare professionals to develop knowledge and skills to identify, assess, evaluate, and resolve public health problems with competence in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Specific entrance requirements have been established by the University and the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology. Further information and application materials are available on the department web pages.

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General Application Requirements

Below are the general requirements for applying to CSUSB as a graduate student:

  • English translation of non-English documents
  • International Application CSUApply
  • Submission of financial support statement (bank statement)
  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by your school
  • Official proof of Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in its home country

Admission to the Program

In addition to the general requirements of the University, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. Meet all university admissions requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) in the last 60 semester units of undergraduate coursework and in all post-graduate coursework;
  3. Undergraduate coursework in the natural and social sciences, including those focused on diversity and population health;
  4. A copy of most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
  5. Three letters of recommendations that highlight the applicant’s (1) academic ability and potential to succeed in the graduate program and (2) professional experiences that make the candidate ideal for public health. At least one letter of recommendation must be from the coordinator/director or an instructor from the school where applicant most recently completed coursework that highlights how the student met the standards of the undergraduate program (if such a coordinator/director does not exist, a faculty member may write such a letter);
  6. A statement of purpose, double-spaced and 2-3 pages maximum, detailing: (1) practical experience(s) in public health and how it relates to the program (this is weighted most), (2) academic experience(s) in public health or related field, (3) immediate and long-term professional goals and how that relates to the program, (4) reasons for being interested in the MPH program, and (5) key skills the applicant can bring to the program.
  7. Writing sample based on a public health topic of interest to the applicant, typed, approximately 1,000 words, double-spaced, with appropriate references (not counted in the word limit). The writing sample should highlight the applicant's basic understanding of community health needs, epidemiology, and application of public health concepts to solve population health issues.

The admissions committee evaluates the applicant as a whole package, including grade point average, letters of recommendation, and other supporting documents. Majority of emphasis and priority, however, is given to public health experiences beyond those required by curriculum, such as externship, employment, etc. that highlight the applicant's ability to be successful in the field, in addition to grade point average in core public health or related courses. 

Students accepted as conditionally classified can attain fully classified status by completing at least 10 semester units of MPH core coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) and must remove any deficiencies stated as conditions for acceptance into the program or otherwise set by the department’s admissions committee.

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