MA + MPH On Campus

Applied Psychology and Public Health

Claremont Graduate University (CGU)

30 months
1980 USD/credit 60192 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 60192 USD/year
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Applied Psychology and Public Health from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) provides broad-based scholarship on health-relevant behaviors, as well as program development, evaluation, and research skills that are applicable in a wide range of public health settings.


Offered jointly with the School of Community and Global Health, this distinctive track of study explores how social science knowledge, concepts, and methods—particularly in applied psychology—impact public health practice. 

Applied Psychology and Public Health students at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) earn both an MA in Applied Psychology and an MPH, giving them the necessary expertise to conduct research concerning behavioral risk factors and to evaluate behavioral interventions to improve health outcomes among diverse populations. With emphasis in both research and practice, the program explores the political, historical, economic, and social dimensions of health promotion and health services delivery. You’ll be guided by leading faculty-scholars from the social sciences and public health sectors toward this specialized degree.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum and graduate seminars from Claremont Graduate University provide students with the theoretical, methodological, and practical experience to pursue careers in academia or in a range of high-level research and consulting positions.
  • Proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties offers employment and educational opportunities.
  • Classroom discussion and projects use the latest technologies to enhance learning and presentation skills, including in-class multimedia lectures and demonstrations.
  • The SCGH Student Association provides opportunities for leadership and impact through community service, dialogue, and special events.
  • The Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences offers a certificate program and professional development workshops in evaluation and applied methods for those seeking continuing education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Behavior Program Development
  • Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Multiple Regression
  • Foundations of Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Emerging Chronic & Infectious Diseases Worldwide
  • Foundations of Program Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


76 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    60192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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