Master of Public Health Program

Admission Process

The Master of Public Health Program at California State University, Fresno admits students who demonstrate high academic ability and promise and who have professional experience in the field. Applicants are expected to have a high standard of academic and professional preparation for this program and the ability to make significant contributions to the program.

Application to the University

In order to apply to the Public Health graduate program, students must apply directly to the University Graduate Admissions office. Apply online at CSUMentor, an external site handling University applications.

Students will be required to:

  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Supply transcripts as requested
  3. Supply GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 units and have taken the GRE
  4. Submit the required transcripts and GRE scores. All applicants are required to submit GRE scores.
  5. Pay a processing fee ($55)

Any delay in the receipt of the required documents will result in the holding back of your application.

For further information on the university application process, please visit:

Division of Graduate Studies Admission

International applicants should visit the International Students Office website.

Additional Program Application Requirements


The Public Health Department's requirements for admission are higher than those for the university. Acceptance to the university does not guarantee acceptance to the Public Health graduate program.

After completing the general university application and paying the $55 processing fee, Public Health applicants must complete a separate program application.

Students will be required to:

  1. Download and complete the Department of Public Health Program Application form.
  2. Must have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 units and have taken the GRE.
  3. Submit the required transcripts and GRE scores.
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation with access forms. (Two letters of reference from an employer & at least one from a former faculty member).
  5. Submit a Personal Statement (Letter of Intent).
  6. Mail the above requested materials to: Public Health Department California State University, Fresno
    Mohammad Rahman, MPH Coordinator
    2345 E San Ramon Ave M/S MH30
    Fresno CA 93740-8031

Once admitted to the program the student will be assigned a faculty advisor and under his or her direction will follow a pattern of study designed to be completed in three years with late afternoon and/or evening study.

If a student is admitted and is unable to start the program, he/she will have to reapply for admission to another term. If you want to be considered for the following term, a new set of application materials must be completed.

Competition for admission to this program is intense and only those who submit complete materials by the published deadline can be evaluated for admission.