Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Founded in 1857, San Jose State University began as Minns' Evening Normal School, which trained teachers for the developing frontier. San Jose State's location in the Silicon Valley makes it an exceptionally rewarding learning environment for students. Silicon Valley firms and agencies seek SJSU students for internships, summer work programs and for assistance with research and development projects. Silicon Valley firms employ more graduates from SJSU than from any other university in the nation. 

    San Jose State University offers undergraduate and graduate programs from the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Applied Sciences and Arts
    • Lucas College and Graduate School of Business
    • Connie L. Lurie College of Education
    • Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering
    • College of Humanities and the Arts
    • College of International and Extended Studies
    • College of Science
    • College of Social Sciences

    Professional Degree Programs (PDP) offered through Special Session allow working people to earn graduate degrees and certificates at their own pace and schedule, often online or off campus. The courses are offered online or in the Silicon Valley rather than on campus.


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