The Department of Health Science offers a graduate program that leads to an MPH degree with a Community Health Education emphasis. The graduate program articulates with the undergraduate division that sponsors BS programs in Community Health and School Health. The department has eleven full-time faculty, 4 full-time lecturers and approximately 35 part-time lecturers who hold significant positions in public health and related agencies. The Council on Education for Public Health ("CEPH") has accredited the graduate program.
In assocation with the College of Health and Human Services and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the Department of Health Science also offers a Graduate Certificate in Latino Health and Nutrition Studies. Please click here for more information and admission requirements.
The Department of Health Science is housed within the College of Health and Human Services, the second largest of the University’s six colleges. The college has eleven departments (among which is Health Science), four programs, and four research centers including the CHER and Center for Latino Community Health.
The College of Health and Human Services occupies eleven buildings on the 322-acre campus of CSULB. The university comprises over 70 academic departments, research centers, and institutes, which are home to more than 1200 faculty who serve the 30,000-member student body of the campus. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits the university
The Department of Health Science—Master’s of Public Health Program has been accredited since 1983. IThe Graduate Program in Community Health Education last went through the accreditation process in 2007 and is currently undergoing the reaccreditation process. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and certain public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The primary professional degree is the Master of Public Health (MPH) but other masters and doctoral degrees are offered as well.
For career counseling, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Gail Famer at (562) 985-8036 or Gail.Farmer@csulb.edu.
For academic counseling, please contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Toni Espinoza-Ferrel at (562) 985-4014 or Toni.Espinoza-Ferrel@csulb.edu.
The Graduate Program is undergoing the renewal of its accreditation. All stakeholders are asked to submit any input directly to the accrediting body (CEPH). Please click here for notice and instructions for commenting. The deadline for submitting third party comments is April 7, 2015.