MPH Admissions

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  • 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


Admissions Checklist

Step 1- Apply to the University

  • Apply online at Cal State Apply
  • 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).
  • Deadlines for application (GAPE)

Step 2-Application to the MPH Program

  • Complete application
  • At least two letters of recommendation
    • Must be on official letterhead, signed, and include contact information for author
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages)
  • GRE Scores
  • Link to MPH Admissions Information Packet
  • Link to MPH Application


Admission requirements for MPH program 

  • Apply to one format only (Campus or Online)
    • May not transfer after acceptance