Frequently Asked Questions

Through Cal State apply.

There is a supplemental application, however the Qualtrics link can be found via Cal State Apply.

No, the GRE is no longer a requirement.

  • Applications will be accepted for the fall semester October 1 through March 15. 
  • Applications will be accepted for the spring semester August 1 through October 1. 
  • Deadlines for receipt of applications are final.  ALL materials must be in your file by the deadline.

We typically accept students with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

On average, students that are admitted have a GPA of approximately 3.4.

Strong recommendations, narrative/personal statement, and at least one year of public health work experience.

GPA is only one out of the 5 elements used to evaluate our students.  If GPA is just below 3.0 but the rest of the application is strong, having a GPA less than 3.0 may be overlooked as we also evaluate GRE's, resume (work experience), letters of recommendations and personal statement.

No, Conditional admissions are determined by the graduate committee on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid page.

42 or 14 classes total

Yes, we have been accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1983.

A basic statistics course (HSC 403 or equivalent) and a Community Health course (HSC 401 or equivalent).

Yes, sometimes students can take them within the first year of the program as a Conditional Admission.

Secondary schools, community colleges/universities, local and county health departments and agencies, volunteer agencies such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and Planned Parenthood, hospitals and health clinics, industrial corporations, health maintenance organizations, community based organizations

You are required to complete 3 units of HSC 585 or 200 hours.  You may also waive an elective and complete an additional 3 units of internship.

We do not offer MPH Information Sessions at this time. 

Yes, we offer appointments on Tuesday from 2-4 during the fall and spring semesters.  We do NOT offer advising during the summer or winter sessions.