[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Bulletin: Policies and General Information 
    
    Jul 13, 2024  
[DRAFT] 2024-2025 Bulletin: Policies and General Information

Community and Global Health


Preapplication Requirements for all CGH Programs

  • Statement of purpose
  • Two or three letters of recommendation depending on program
  • GRE (required for PhD program only)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume/C.V.

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

  • Master of Arts in Positive Health Psychology (MA)
  • Master of Science in Health Information Sciences and Technology (MS)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics (MS)
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • PhD in Health Promotion Sciences (PhD)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters. Preferred applicants possess demonstrable leadership potential in teaching, research, and service focused on creating social policies and system changes conducive to good health and well-being. While no specific undergraduate major is required for admission, a record of undergraduate and/or graduate academic achievement and relevant work experience is critical for selection purposes.

Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics (MS)

Applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters. While no specific undergraduate major or post-baccalaureate degree is required for admission, a record of undergraduate and/or graduate academic achievement and/or relevant work experience and achievements will be critical for selection purposes. 

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters. Applicants must possess the minimum of a MPH or related U.S. equivalent master’s degree(s) or terminal clinical/doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university to be considered for admission.

Applicants should ideally be grounded in foundational public health knowledge in the areas of profession and science of public health as well as factors related to human health. Validation of foundational public health knowledge will be verified through appropriate methods once applicants are admitted to the program. To ensure grounding in foundational public health knowledge, admitted students may be required to complete additional requirements. Applicants without an MPH but whose applications show exceptional potential for success in the program may be admitted to the DrPH program; however, they will be required to satisfactorily complete prerequisite courses (as presented in the core course requirements for the MPH degree). Completion of the 5-core courses, totaling 20 units, entitles students to a formal certificate in the Foundations of Public Health. Admitted students with an MPH from a non-CEPH-accredited institution will be required to complete a validation method to ensure grounding in foundational public health knowledge as determined by the school.

Applicants must have also completed a Research Methods course or the equivalent. Applicants who have not completed a Research Methods course but show exceptional potential for success in the program may be admitted to the DrPH program; however, they will be required to satisfactorily complete CGH 313: Research Methods (4 units) or an equivalent course.

 

PhD in Health Promotion Sciences

Applications are accepted for fall and spring semesters. Preferred applicants possess demonstrable leadership potential in teaching, research and service focused on creating social policies and system changes conducive to good health and wellbeing. A record of undergraduate and/or graduate academic achievement and relevant work experience is critical for selection purposes.