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California State University, Long Beach
Health Science Department at CSULB

Department of Health Science Graduate Program

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, 6 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.

Most Popular Questions and Answers for potential MPH students


MPH Student Handbook

MPH Student Handbook

Graduate Brochure

Graduate Brochure

Career Counseling

For career counseling, please contact:

Academic Counseling

For academic counseling, please contact:

Graduate Coordinator at (562) 985-4014 or Toni Espinoza-Ferrel

MPH Program CEPH Accreditation

Self-Study (Spring 2015)

Final Report