The Master of Public Health prepares students as practitioners of public health and
as leaders in public and private sector agencies and organizations. Graduates are
well-prepared to succeed in positions as
public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, government agencies, the military, academia, and the private sector. Instructional faculty are leading teachers and researchers in the field of public health as well as local practitioners in specialized fields comprising each of the option areas. The program’s rich and diverse curriculum provides students with the concrete tools they need to operate competently in the field after they graduate.
The 42-unit MPH is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of every student. The program admits two times a year, Fall and Spring, keeping class sizes small and promoting greater personal attention. Hybrid format with courses that start every 8 weeks and are conducted two evenings a week.
The MPH Program is committed to the following specific goals for all students:
To enhance wellness and reduce health disparities through community-based interventions and practice by preparing culturally responsive professionals engaged locally and abroad.
Attainment of health equity through our public health efforts in California, our nation, and our world.
The MPH Program's core values include:
Accountability - Answers to the community in conducting evidence-based practice and research while
training prepared and active public health practitioners.
Community - Dedicated to the service, teamwork, and partnership that strengthens our community as it struggles with modern health problems.
Diversity - Embraces and promotes the diversity of our students, faculty and staff.
Excellence - Committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Integrity - Follows the principles of ethics in research, practice, instructional, and administrative activities.
Inclusivity - Values the input, participation, and perspectives of our community stakeholders.
Relevance - Active participant in projects supporting the mission of the CSUSM and improving the welfare of our community.
Scholarships will be awarded each Fall to a new incoming student in the Master of Public Health program who demonstrate a commitment to upholding principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and who are committed to addressing health disparities through service and research. Preference will be given to students who work as first responders or front-line public health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Apply: Applicants will apply through the CSUSM General Scholarship application, which is open from October 1st through February 1st for the following Fall.