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Program Details

San Jose State University offers a Master of Science degree in Public Health. Students will be educated on the organizational response to disaster relief, disease prevention, outbreak response, child wellness and other public health factors relating to shared or public health. Through the program, students may advance their understanding of public health policies and management strategies to provide positive medical and social response change in different communities.

The program consists of classroom courses which highlight real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. The curriculum consists of a 42 credit hours and includes statistical methods in health science, principles of epidemiology in public health, and psychological, behavioral, and social issues in public health.   

Potential skills graduates may depart with include the ability to communicate information relating to public health and utilize understanding of issues effectively to communicate with the public and professionals, to utilize information technology as part of the functions and responsibilities commonly applied in public health, and to review and apply evaluation methods utilize in public health.

Additionally, students should be able to develop plans for public health programs that utilize existing strategies needed for providing health services to culturally diverse communities, and to be able to work with and create strategies for cooperating with health organizations, health providers, and other public health organizations.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission