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
  • Multicultural experience
  • Clear commitment to public health as demonstrated through work or volunteer experiences
  • 2 years post-baccalaureate health related experience preferred
  • Submission of 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

    • SJSU deadlines differ from the MPH program deadlines. Please take a moment to review SJSU's Domestic and International application deadlines: SJSU GAPE Deadlines 
    • SJSU Domestic deadline is June 1, 2022 (document deadline June 20, 2022).
    • SJSU International deadline is April 1, 2022 (document deadline April 20, 2022).
  • Pay application fee 
  • 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
  • Review MPH Program deadlines
    • MPH application deadlines are listed in the MPH Admissions Information Packet and the MPH Application. Please review both links. 
    • MPH application deadlines are:
      • February 1, 2022 (early admissions)
      • June 1, 2022 (regular admissions)
      • If you are an International applicant, you must submit an application by April 1, 2022 to abide by SJSU's deadline.
  • 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. Letters from applicants will not be accepted. 
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages).
  • More informations is in the MPH Admissions Information Packet below:
  • MPH Admissions Information Packet
  • Link to MPH Application: