The minimum requirements for admission to graduate and post-baccalaureate studies
at a California State University campus are in accordance with University regulations
as well as Title 5, Chapter 1, Subchapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations.
In order to be admitted to CSU San Marcos as either a post-baccalaureate student or
as a graduate student, students must meet the following requirements:
- Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold a baccalaureate degree
from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or have completed
equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities;
- Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended;
- Have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter)
units attempted; and
- Satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for
graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as determined by each graduate
Supplementary Criteria for Admission into the MPH Program:
- Copy of official transcript(s) from all college work.
- Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student’s academic qualifications
and/or professional experience relevant to the MPH degree. (These MUST be on letterhead AND signed to be considered).
- A 300-500 word narrative statement describing how the program relates to applicant's
- A current resume demonstrating experience (paid or volunteer) in public health, health
education, health science, or a related area if Bachelor’s degree is not in a health-related
- A grade of C (2.0) or better in the following courses:
Visit the How To Apply page for information on application submission and deadlines.