MPH Distance Format Advising

MPH Distance Format Advising

Dr. Perales serves as the primary advisor for the distance MPH students.

MPH Distance Student Handbook: Each year a student handbook is updated for students. It contains all the essential information for your MPH program of study and the MPH program in general.

Fieldwork Preceptors: The health educators who supervise MPH fieldwork often become invaluable advisors. These individuals must, per CEPH accreditation requirements, be public health professionals. As you develop your fieldwork plans, you might think of this as an opportunity to be mentored by one of the best in the field.

Alumni Advisors: While not formal advisors to students, our alumni are everywhere — and they have big hearts and lots of advice for students in the program. Feel free to chat with them as you meet them at work, in the community, and at professional or university events. They have been through what you are going through, they know the faculty, they know the university, and they know what it feels like to have that MPH behind their name. Ask for their advice!

The MPH Student Google Group: This is the most important communication vehicle we have in the MPH program. You must check your email for google group messages every day to not miss any important messages even though not everything will be relevant to you. You will also want to regularly check for messages from the MPH-SA Leadership. Their messages will also alert you to key dates, upcoming activities, opportunities for students, and other student related needs. The google group is the most timely way of making sure everyone has crucial information.

MySJSU: MySJSU is the university's online information system. Students are advised to log on to MySJSU at least twice a week. Important information such as financial aid and enrollment status are posted here or sent through MySJSU email. IMPORTANT: Students are responsible for monitoring their enrollment status as retroactive course adds will not be allowed if a student fails to access information sent by the university regarding their enrollment.

SJSU Website: The SJSU website is a valuable source of information about campus programs and events. Find specific information for current students at: http://www.sjsu.edu/students.

Office of Graduate Studies and Research: In collaboration with the faculty and staff at San Jose State University, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (GS&R) strives to ensure the development of quality degree programs, recognize and reward student and faculty accomplishments, support the development of individual and collaborative research efforts, and implement the policies and procedures by which the university is governed. Visit this site for graduate forms, issues related to IRB, thesis requirements, and graduate student policies.