MPH Admissions

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MPH Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate degree with overall minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 semester or quarter units
  • Strong writing skills and evidence of quantitative ability (grades and/or GRE score)
  • Multicultural experience
  • Clear commitment to public health as demonstrated through work or volunteer experiences
  • Two years post-baccalaureate health related experience preferred
  • 2 applications - To SJSU via Cal State Apply and to the MPH Program. See Checklist below for details.


MPH Admissions Checklist:

Step 1: Apply to SJSU

  • Apply online at Cal State Apply
  • Be aware of SJSU/Cal State Apply deadlines 
    • SJSU deadlines differ from the MPH program deadlines. Please take a moment to review when SJSU's Domestic and International applications are due: SJSU GAPE Deadlines 
    • SJSU Domestic deadline: 7/1/2021 (document deadline 7/20/2021).
    • SJSU International deadline: 4/1/2021 (document deadline 4/20/2021).
  • Pay application fee 
  • GRE Scores
  • Sealed official transcripts
    • For domestic transcripts send to:
      Graduate Admissions
      San Jose State University
      One Washington Square
      San Jose, CA 95192-0100
    • For international transcripts send to World Education Service (WES).

Step 2: Application to the MPH Program

  • Select one format only (Campus or Online). You may not transfer after acceptance.
  • Complete application
  • Be aware of MPH Program deadlines
    • MPH application deadlines are listed in the MPH Admissions Information Packet and the MPH Application. Refer to the links below. 
    • May 28, 2021 update: The MPH Program has offically extended the deadline to July 1, 2021 for the Online and Campus format. Please review SJSU/Cal State deadlines in Step 1.
  • At least two letters of recommendation
    • Must be on official letterhead, signed, and include contact information for author. The MPH Program will request letters from your writer. 
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages)
  • GRE Scores
    • Please submit directly to SJSU/Cal State Apply
  • Link to MPH Admissions Information Packet: MPH Fall 2021 Admissions Information Packet
    • If you are an International applicant, please review Page 12 of the Admissions Information Packet.
    • Deadlines are not updated on the Information Packet. Please refer to this page and the Application link below.
  • Link to MPH Application: SJSU MPH Fall 2021 Application