San Diego State University

New Program – GSPH’s inaugural online MPH!

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GSPH is pleased to announce that it is now offering a fully online MPH in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science through the College of Extended Studies – Applications are now being accepted!

The online program is open to young career professionals with at least three years of work experience. 

Program Format and Curriculum

SDSU’s 20-month MPH program is offered fully online to meet the needs of working professionals. The program runs year-round and is comprised of eight eight-week sessions with roughly a one-week break between sessions. During each of the eight-week sessions, students will take two three-unit online courses (51 units total). The curriculum includes 10 foundational public health courses, including Health Promotion Program Planning and Assessment, Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion, and Epidemiology (see Course Sequence below for full list of courses). Students will also choose from several electives and complete a capstone project.

Session Course
1 PH661 Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
PH666 Health Promotion Program Planning & Assessment
2 PH602 Biostatistics
PH662 Motivating Health Behavior
3 PH601 Epidemiology
PH607 Research Methods
4 PH663 Health Communication
PH Elective
5 PH604 Environmental Determinants of Human Health Elective
6 H605 Health Services Administration
PH650R Required Community Field Practice
7 Elective
8 Elective


The application deadline for Fall 2017 program entry is May 31, 2017!