Public Health

San Francisco State University

24 months
8704 USD/year
8704 USD/year
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The Public Health program of San Francisco State University shares the mission of the Department of Health Education to promote health at the individual, community, and structural levels through transformative education, research, scholarship and service, all of which value diversity, engage communities, and are grounded in cultural humility.


The Public Health program of San Francisco State University provides:

  • Professional preparation in the core competencies, functions, and responsibilities required of master level community health educators.
  • Embraces an ecological approach, including a curriculum that addresses determinants of health at the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and policy levels.
  • Builds the specialized professional competencies required to promote health and prevent disease among culturally diverse populations.
  • Incorporates the principles of adult learning in the application of knowledge and skills to specific public health problems.
  • Engages students in applying theory and research to practice in partnership with communities to address the social determinants of health, reduce inequities, and contribute to building healthy communities.
  • Emphasizes collaborative leadership and team building through a cohorted learning community approach.
  • Serves the campus community and the communities of the Bay Area through developing mutually beneficial partnerships with communities, community-based organizations, public health departments, and other public and private institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Public Health and Principles of Community Organizing
  • Community Health Education Skills ePortfolio
  • Theories of Social Behavioral Change in Community Health Education
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Public Health Profession Practice
  • Advanced Public Health Profession Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Health Education Department MPH Application form
  • Evidence of academic excellence, as reflected in a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE scores
  • English language proficiency

Work experience

3,700 cumulative hours of previous health-related work experience; paid or volunteer; part-time or full-time positions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Public Health
San Francisco State University