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.
Below are the general requirements for applying to CSUSB as a graduate student:
In addition to the general requirements of the University, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:
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.