Master of Public Health
San Jose State University

Program Details

The online Master of Public Health educates on the organizational response to disaster relief, disease prevention, outbreak response, child wellness, and other public health factors relating to shared or public health as students advance their understanding of public health policies and management strategies to provide positive medical and social response change in different communities.  The curriculum includes statistical methods in health science, principles of epidemiology in public health, and psychological, behavioral, and social issues in public health.  Graduates are able to understand and communicate information effectively with the public and professionals, utilize information technology, review and apply evaluation methods utilized in public health, and work with and create strategies for providing health services to culturally diverse communities through health organizations and providers.


  • The completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a foreign country
  • Hold a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last degree completed, or a GPA of 2.5 in the last two years of full time study
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended

Courses are delivered online, and students meet once a year for 4-5 days (depending on the cohort) in San José.

Special Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Accreditation Statement

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