Master On Campus

Public Health

California State University San Marcos

24 months
16680 USD/year
16680 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Master in Public Health offered by the California State University San Marcos prepares students as practitioners of public health and as leaders in public and private sector agencies and organizations.


Graduates are well-prepared to hold positions as public health professionals in local community organizations, hospitals, health management organizations, government agencies, the military, academia, international organizations, and the private sector. Instructional faculty are leading teachers and researchers in the field of public health as well as local practitioners in the specialized fields that comprise each of the option areas. The Public Health program’s rich and diverse curriculum at the California State University San Marcos provides students with the concrete tools they need to operate competently in the field after they graduate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In accordance with the standards developed by the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice and the recommendations of the Association of Schools of Public Health, students will develop skills in eight major areas:

  • Analytical/assessment skills
  • Policy development/program planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Health disparities/cultural sensitivity skills
  • Community dimensions of practice skills
  • Public health sciences skills
  • Financial planning and management skills
  • Leadership and systems thinking skills

Students who graduate with a Master in Public Health will be able to:

  • Identify public health status and needs through community populations assessment.
  • Develop comprehensive plans and policies to address public health problems and needs.
  • Analyze and apply best implementation practices of public health programs.
  • Evaluate public health plans and develop an evaluation system to measure a plan’s effectiveness.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Foundations of Health Systems Organization, Delivery, and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or have completed equivalent academic preparation as determined by appropriate campus authorities
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended
  • Satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study
  • Copy of official transcript(s) from all college work
  • Two signed letters of recommendation
  • A 300- to 500-word narrative statement describing how the program relates to professional goals
  • A current resume demonstrating experience (paid or volunteer) in public health

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16680 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16680 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16680 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7176 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

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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