NOTE: All program and graduation requirements change periodically. Students may have to modify some of the courses to match their specific program requirements.
Requirements for each degree are printed in the Graduate Bulletin. Students should contact the Graduate Advisor directly with questions about their degree requirements. If an unusual adjustment to the degree requirement is warranted, it must be requested by the Graduate Advisor. Email the Graduate Advisor for the MPH and MS degrees in the School of Public Health at PHGradAdvisor@sdsu.edu
The Degree Evaluation (also called the Degree Audit report) is a resource for students and advisors to track requirements for graduation. The report includes Program of Study, GPA and advancement to candidacy requirements. The Degree Evaluation is accessed by students via the ‘Graduate’ tab, where a ‘Degree Evaluation’ menu item is available.
The Program of Study appears on the Degree Evaluation. This is a list of courses required for graduation (from the Graduate Bulletin)
Students should run a degree audit at the end of the first semester, when grades are posted, and before the beginning and at the end of each semester thereafter.
Master’s students in the following programs (MPH in Health Management &Policy and Master of Social Work or MPH in Health Promotion & Behavioral Science and Master of Latin American Studies) currently do not currently have access to the Degree Evaluation. These students should submit an official Program of Study (POS) Form after completing 12 units at the SPH, attaining classified status, and consulting with their academic advisor. Before filling out the form, please check the Degree Evaluation tab to see if it is set up for these degrees.
Downloadable Program of Study Forms
- MPH in Environmental Health and Master of Latin American Studies (docx, updated 9/8/2020)
- MPH in Epidemiology and Master of Latin American Studies (docx, updated 9/8/2020)
- MPH in Health Management & Policy and Master of Social Work (docx, updated 9/8/2020)
- MPH in Health Promotion & Behavioral Science and Master of Latin American Studies (docx, updated 9/8/2020)
Changes to Program of Study
Changes to Program of Study, including adding courses taken not appearing on the Degree Audit (for example, electives) or for concurrent petitions to change requirements, can be made with the Petition for Adjustment of Academic Requirements (PAAR) form, accessed electronically through Graduate Affairs.