MPH Program Requirements

Mandatory advising is required each quarter in order to enroll for the following quarter. Holds are placed on registration and will be removed after it is clear that students are not on probation.  The office administrative staff will put permits in for students to register for the courses in the sequence by quarter shown below. 

Courses are offered in the evening or partially online or occasionally on Saturdays.

All courses taken to satisfy the requirements for the degree must be completed with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 ("B") or better, except that a course in which no letter grade is assigned shall not be used in computing the grade point average.

Students must file a leave of absence form if they will not be enrolled, even for a single quarter.

Students who are absent for one quarter or more and who have not filed a leave of absence will lose their status and be required to reapply to the University and the master's program.

The program must be completed within a seven-year period. Courses will expire after seven years and may require a student to retake them if they exceed seven years without completing the program.  Course work is generally completed in two years and then the thesis or project will take additional time to complete.

Degree Requirements (56 units)

A minimum of 56 quarter units must be taken and passed with a minimum of a B grade to meet the requirements for the MPH degree.

The list of courses required for the program can be found in the University Bulletin.

Please note: course substitutions may occur in the program. 

Office of Graduate Studies

See the Office of Graduate Studies web page for further information concerning the entrance writing requirement, graduate policy and procedure, probation, forms, leave of absence, and thesis or project requirements.

Degree candidates must request a graduation requirement check at the Office of Records, Registration and Evaluations at least three quarters before the term of their expected graduation. Advancement to Candidacy is needed before the graduation check can be completed.

Online application for graduate programs.

Deadlines and fees for filing are published in the University catalog and in the Class Schedule.