Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is the choice for those public health professionals seeking to advance to management levels in the design, implementation, and administration of public health agencies. Our MPH was developed to train individuals who can provide service and leadership in community and public health. The two year program is designed for professionals who wish to expand their skills, knowledge and expertise, and for students who wish to build a career in public health.  The foundation for the curriculum is the five core areas of public health: health status and determinants of health, public health statistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, and health systems organization and delivery.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Monideepa B Becerra, DrPH, MPH

Application to the MPH Program

  • Students are admitted for the Fall quarter each year. 
  • The application deadline for Fall 2017 is May 15, 2017 by 11:59pm PDT

Specific entrance requirements have been established by the University and the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology. The application is two part.

Part 1: A completed graduate admission application at CSU Mentor and pay the application fee:

Part 2: Department application. To submit your department application, please click here or copy and paste this link to your browser:

The dpeartment application requires the following items to be uploaded:

1) Resume/CV

2) Statement of purpose

3) Writing sample

4) Three letters of recommendation (you will insert email addresses of your writers)

Guidelines on the statement of purpose and writing sample can also be found here: HSCI_MPH Fall 2017 application packet


We are committed to the broad mission of public health, defined by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as “enhancing health in human populations through organized community effort.”

Our mission is to develop public health professionals who are prepared to assume leadership roles in population-based settings in order to promote, preserve, and restore health of local and global communities as a result of working to reduce health disparities and generate health equity.   Preparation includes development of knowledge and skill to assess community resources and needs; to plan, implement, and evaluate health programs; and to organize and coordinate activities in diverse populations as they pursue improved health.

Vision and Values

Our vision is to serve as a community resource for promoting public health and to be recognized as a leader in creating health equity and social justice through health education and promotion programs and services in our diverse communities.  

Our values serve as a guide in the work we do in the pursuit of effectiveness and excellence in the work of public health.  We value:


A respect for all people in global and local communities and to appreciate diverse cultures’ perspectives, and beliefs as we promote population health.


Fairness and social justice in addressing population health.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Using an ecological framework and reasoned debate in collaborative approaches across disciplines to advance scientific knowledge, and improve population health.

Student Centered Learning

A dynamic learning community that fosters engaged learning where students have a voice in the process of their education including practical opportunities for problem solving.


 actions to achieve equitable access to public health, health resources, and public policies.


innovative approaches to educate and inspire faculty and students in teaching, learning, and addressing public health matters.


Honesty and mutual respect in teaching, learning, and public service as we engage students in activities to advance a sense of profession as they assume duties and responsibilities in public health.


Engagement by faculty and students in methods that foster comprehension of the extent of current public health knowledge and the role of research to contribute to future public health knowledge  and solutions.

Program Goals

Instructional Goals


Goal 1: Design, implement, and evaluate a competency and practice-based academically rigorous program.


Goal 2: Ensure all program students are prepared to assume public health related jobs.


Goal 3: Sustain an environment of academic rigor through its faculty and student body.


Research Goals


Goal 4: Prepare students to conduct ethically-based public health research.


Goal 5: Foster an environment for faculty exploration of public health research.


Service Goals


Goal 6: Strengthen relationships between the program faculty, students, and public health workforce in the service area.


Goal 7: Promote active involvement of faculty and students in serving the Inland Empire and the community at-large.


Infrastructure Goals


Goal 8: The program will have the fiscal and other resources needed to sustain itself.


Goal 9: The program will promote and sustain diversity to reflect the service area population and needs.

Program reports

For the 2015-2016 Graduate Coordinator's report click here.

For the 2016-2018 Cohort's orientation survey results click here.