How often do you accept applications? Once a year. Applications are accepted in the Spring for the Fall semester. Deadline
for applications is March 1st. Applicants are notified in late May and early June.
In the packet you are required to apply to both the MPH and the university by March 1st.
I noticed in the application that GRE scores are required, can I take the test later? You are advised to send your GRE scores along with your application. Applications
lacking GRE scores may not be fully considered.
What is the minimum GRE score? There is no minimum GPA requirement for the MPH program. GRE scores are considered
along with GPA, letters of recommendation, work experience, and statement of purpose.
Do I need to have an official transcript even though I attend California State University,
Fresno? Yes, we need to have an official copy to evaluate your GPA and to determine whether
or not you need to complete any prerequisites.
What are the prerequisites for the MPH program? PH 92 - Public Health Statistics or equivalent PH 100 - Community Health or equivalent PH 105 - Risk Assessment and Analysis or equivalent PH 109 - Epidemiology or equivalent PH 163 - Public Health Administration or equivalent
Is there an interview process I need to go through? No interviews are done, your selection is based on your application, letter of intent,
letters of recommendation, transcripts and GRE scores.
Can I complete the program in 2 years? No, our program is a three year masters degree program in Public Health.
Do I follow a sequence of classes? Every year we accept students in the fall semester. Each group will be assigned to
a cohort for that term to complete the program. Keeping with the cohort will avoid
problems of not knowing what classes to take or having to stay an extra semester to
pay for more classes.
What are my choices for culminating experiences? Thesis Project
What are the deadlines for submitting the project? Spring: April 20th of every year Fall: November 20th of every year If the dates above fall on a weekend, then the deadline is extended to the next working
Is it possible for me to see any professor for advising? While you may discuss your academic and personal plans with any faculty member in
the department, official advisement can only be provided by the option advisors listed
Health Promotion: Dr. Miguel A. Perez
Do I need a committee for a thesis? You need a three person committee for the thesis. Two of the faculty members -- including
the chair -- must be a full-time faculty in the Deparment of Public Health. The third
committee member (reader) can be anyone of your choosing providing they have a master
level degree preferably in Public Health. Guidelines for the thesis are formulated by the Division of Graduate Studies.
Do I need a committee for the project? You need a three person committee for the project. Two of the faculty members --
including the chair -- must be a full-time faculty in the Deparment of Public Health.
The third committee member (reader) can be anyone of your choosing providing they
have a master level degree preferably in Public Health. Guidelines for the project
may be found in the MPH Blackboard site.