Faculty Advisors: Dr. Demers and Dr. Allen serve as the primary advisors to campus MPH students. Advisors are available for individual or group appointments, and are the only ones authorized to sign formal program documents.
MPH Campus Student Handbook: Each year a student handbook [link to pdf] is updated for students. It contains all the essential information for your MPH program of study and the MPH program in general.
In addition to the MPH Campus Student Handbook, there are several methods of advising available.
Peer Mentors: Each year, many continuing MPH students volunteer to be MPH Peer Mentors. Mentors are matched with incoming students. Peer Mentors provide help with many student issues including ideas and resources for making student life work with job, relationship, family, and community commitments.
The MPH Student Google Group: This is the most important communication vehicle we have in the MPH program. Messages alert students to key dates, upcoming activities, opportunities for students, and other student related needs. The listserv is the most timely way of making sure everyone has crucial information.
Health Science Department Information Meetings ("The Reunion"): There are two information meetings held during the day before classes start – one in August and the other in January. All MPH students (new and continuing) are required to attend.
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.
SJSU Current Students Website: The SJSU Current Students website is a valuable source of information about campus programs and events.
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.