Applying to the On Campus Format
Applying to the MPH On Campus Format
New students are admitted to the MPH program only once a year, to begin course work during the Fall semester. Applicants may only apply to either the campus or online option, not both programs. All the information you need to complete your campus admissions application is in the MPH Admissions Packet, which is posted at this link:
Applications will be accepted between October 1st and April 3rd. Applications received in our office after April 3rd, will not be eligible for review. Complete applications received by February 1st will be eligible for Early Admission Decisions (notifications will be made in April/May by email).
Please note that two separate applications are required: one to the university and the other to the MPH program.
MPH admissions decisions are based on several factors, including academic preparation, work experience, commitment to public health, potential for contribution to the field, and the overall quality of the application. Applicants are notified about Early Admission decisions in late March/April. Regular Admissions applicants will be notified beginning some time in late April through the end of May. Transfer of units from other Graduate Programs will be handled on a case by case basis for the Campus program only.
Our goal is to admit a cohort of approximately 25 highly dedicated individuals who are ready for graduate work and committed to the principles and approaches of community health education, advocacy, and health promotion. We particularly value diversity, practical community or health education experience, strong academic skills, and upper division course work in the social sciences.
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. To view a list of upcoming meeting (both on campus and online), please click here: http://www.sjsu.edu/hsr/academicprograms/mph/index.html