Master of Public Health
Now accepting applications for Fall 2014*
The traditional mission of the field of public health is to foster conditions within which people can be healthy. Public health professionals use organized, interdisciplinary efforts and address physical, mental and environmental health concerns of communities and populations at risk for disease and injury. This is achieved through the application of health promotion and disease prevention interventions designed to enhance quality of life.
Public health is a diverse and dynamic field, and San Diego is no exception. Public Health professionals come from varying educational backgrounds and can specialize in many different areas. Specialists, including teachers, nurses, researchers, administrators, environmentalists, demographers, social workers, laboratory scientists, fitness professionals, and attorneys, may seek an MPH degree in order to work to protect the health of the public.
A major goal of the MPH degree at CSUSM is the development of a new cadre of culturally-competent public health professionals with a population and health disparities focus. This is particularly important in a region such as San Diego. Graduates are well-prepared to hold positions as public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, as well as in government, military, academia and in the private sector.
Courses will be held in the evenings.