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Recognizing the increasing global need for public health education, the San Jose State University (SJSU) College of Applied Sciences and Arts has introduced a two-year online Master of Public Health (MPH) option. All lectures are delivered online, but students generally meet once a year for between four and five days.
The online SJSU MPH program utilizes state-of-the-art web conferencing technology that incorporates two-way audio, multi-point video, as well as interactive whiteboard, application and desktop sharing. Courses also use session recording, and virtual breakout rooms so that online students can engage with teachers, professors, and other students just as they would if they were on campus.
The SJSU MPH program, which is also available on campus in San Jose, was founded in 1970 and has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) without a break since 1974. Specializing in community health education, the online SJSU MPH program is a fast-paced 24-month program of community-based study that is also practice orientated.
The focus of the SJSU MPH program is to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and conceptual frameworks, as well as public health education and competencies to enable them (as graduates) to develop programs, build community capacity, and also advocate sensible and effective policy for health equity.
As declared in the SJSU MPH program mission statement, there is close collaboration with a varied network of practitioners and community programs that enables the success of the program. The goal is pubic health and social justice, achieved by good planning, organization, and by empowering the efforts of the community.
Admission to the online SJSU MPH program is based on a number of factors including a commitment to public health and a proven potential for contribution in this important field. On average only 25 applicants are accepted each year.
|Avg # of Acceptances
|New Students are accepted only once a year. Two applications are required, one to the University and the other to the MPH Program.
|GRE or GMAT required
|Total tuition for the Fall 2014 cohort is $24,150 for the 42-unit program, at a rate of fixed rate of $575 per unit barring state or university mandated increases.
|Fall: April 1st for Regular Admission decisions or June 1st for Late Admission decisions (on a space available basis only). Spring 2018 deadlines will be posted late July 2017.
|Community Health Education
|Field Education Requirements
|Number of Credits Required
|42 total units, 2 year full-time enrollment
|Disclaimers and Notes
|Fast-paced Online Program. Culminating experience required. Pre-requisite knowledge includes Biostatistics
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