Master of Public Health

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Master of Public Health



Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health


Our MPH Program was founded in 1970 to prepare community health education practitioners and has been continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1974. CEPH is the independent agency officially recognized to accredit graduate programs in public health. As stated in its mission statement, CEPH assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners.

San José State University offers an MPH degree with a specialization in community health education in two formats: On Campus (regular session) and Online (through Professional and Global Education). Both on campus and online students engage in the same rigorous course of study. The MPH degree on campus offers students the flexibility to complete their degree in two years or more, depending on personal circumstances. The MPH-Online option is offered through special session and is a fast-paced, 24-month program of study.  

The SJSU MPH Program is well-known for its practice-oriented, community-based training. The program's essential mission is:

Our Mission: To provide professional education that prepares graduates with theories, knowledge, community health education skills and and public health competencies, in order to develop programs, build community capacity, and advocate for health equity policy.

The MPH program's mission is achieved through an integrated program of instruction, research, and service, carried out in close collaboration with a diverse network of community programs and practitioners. Our ultimate goal is public health and social justice through planned, organized, and empowering community efforts.

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MPH Information Meetings

If you are interested in applying to our MPH Program, we encourage you to attend one of our MPH information meetings. As we are not able to hold private meetings with potential applicants, this is the best place to meet faculty and students and also get answers to many of your admissions questions.  Informational meeting dates and times for Fall 2020 Admission will be held both on campus at SJSU (held in Spartan Complex-SPX 210) and Online at Zoom. The Zoom Link will be provided below on the day prior to the Information Session. 


MPH Information Sessions - Fall 2019

Monday, September 9th, 6:30-7:30pm (On Campus) - Dr. Monica Allen

Saturday, September 21st, 11:00am-12:00pm (Online) - Dr. Robert Rinck

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Monday, October 7th, 6:30-7:30pm (On Campus) - Dr. Monica Allen 

Friday, October 18th, 12:00-1:00pm (Online) - Dr. Michael Harvey  

Saturday, October 26th, 11:00am-12:00pm (Online) - Dr. Robert Rinck

Wednesday, November 13th, 6:00-7:00pm (On Campus) - Dr. Monica Allen

Friday, November 22nd, 12-1pm (Online) - Dr. Michael Harvey  

Sunday, November 10th, 1:00-2:00pm (Online) - Dr. Robert Rinck

Monday, December 2nd, 6:00-7:00pm (On Campus) - Dr. Monica Allen

Saturday, December 14th, 11:00am-12:00pm (Online) - Dr. Robert Rinck





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September 19th MPH Information Session