How do I apply?


The MPH Program is a 21-month residential program, that starts in the Fall. Applications to the MPH Program are submitted through CSU Apply, LINK HEREOpens in new window . In order to complete the application, you will need to: request official transcripts from all undergraduate and previous graduate (if applicable) institutions and secure two recommenders. For more information on applying to graduate degree programs, please CLICK HEREOpens in new window

Minimum University and Program requirements are below.



We held an online information session on October 20, 2022. A recording of the session can be found HEREOpens in new window .

Application Deadlines for Fall 2023 Admission :


  • December 15, 2022 – Deadline for priority consideration and to be competitive for graduate funding opportunities for Fall 2023 admission. Applications received by December 15 will receive full consideration for admissions.
  • March 1, 2023 – Final deadline for Fall 2023 Applications received after December 15 and by March 1 will continue to be accepted until all spots are filled.



The minimum requirements for admission to master’s and post baccalaureate studies at a California State University campus are in accordance with University regulations, as well as Title 5, chapter 1, Subchapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations.    Specifically   a student shall, at the time of enrollment:

  • Have completed a four-year college course of study and hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or equivalent preparation as determined by appropriate campus   authorities ;
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university   attended;
  • Have attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned baccalaureate degree or attained a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semesters units (90 quarter units) attempted; (Department graduate programs may require a higher GPA.)
  • Satisfactorily meet the professional, personal, scholastic, and other standards for graduate study, including qualifying examinations, as appropriate campus authorities may prescribe.
  • For international students, all applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is other than English are required to submit proof of English proficiency before an admissions decision can be made.



All official documents listed below must be received by the Office of Admissions by the application deadline. Any delay in receipt of the on-line application, official transcripts, letters of recommendation may jeopardize an applicant's   review status.

  • Official transcript from the college or university from which you earned your bachelor's degree sent directly to the CSUF Office of Admissions.
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter should come from a professor or other academic professional who can attest to your academic accomplishments and potential.
  • A statement of purpose. In 300-500 words, describe your path to public health and how our MPH program relates to your professional goals.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV). Please include publications and conference presentations (if any).
  • Completion of 3 units of statistics and/or research methods (appropriate courses include: statistics, epidemiology, research methods, calculus, etc.) with a grade B or better.
  • Appropriate educational background for the public health program.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.7.
  • Paid or volunteer experience in public health, health education or related health area.
  • Interview, upon request of the department.
  • Note: the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the Fall 2023 admission cycle.


If you have questions about financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid and their FAQs.



For information about graduate tuition, please visit Graduate Tuition CostsOpens in new window



For questions about the program, please email


Department of Public Health    | 800 North State College Blvd., Fullerton, California 92834, Room KHS-121,  
                                                                        Phone: (657) 278-3316, Fax: (657) 278-5317