Master of Public Health

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Our MPH Program was founded in 1970 to prepare community health education practitioners and has been continuously accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1974.  

San Jose State University offers a MPH degree with a specialization in Community Health Education in two formats:

The MPH degree on Campus offers students the flexibility to complete their degree in 2 years or more, depending on personal circumstances. And the Online option is offered through Special Session and is a fast-paced, 24-month program of study. Admissions requirements are listed here.  

The SJSU MPH Program is well-known for its practice-oriented, community-based training.

The program's essential mission is:

To provide professional education that prepares both students and graduates with knowledge, conceptual frameworks, health education and public health competencies, in order to develop programs, build community capacity, advocate policy for health equity and contribute to evidence-based public health practice.

Our ultimate goal is public health and social justice through planned, organized, and empowering community efforts.

MPH Information Sessions

If you are interested in applying to the MPH Program, we encourage you to attend one of our MPH Information Sessions: List of current sessions

Our 60 minute session is a program presentation and open Q&A. This is a great opportunity to ask program questions and to meet our faculty members. Also, you are welcome to attend as many sessions as you want!

Additional Information

For admission requirements, deadlines and how to apply, please visit our Admissions page 

Register to get more information on the MPH Online Format from Professional and Global Engagement, formally the College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE).

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If you have additional questions, please contact the MPH Program at or via phone, 408-924-2980