Department of Public Health
Through the Master of Public Health program, we are committed to promoting, preserving, and restoring health. This is accomplished by educating graduate students to be effective leaders and competent practitioners at the local, national, and international levels. Here is some important information to keep in mind as you navigate our two-year program.
First year students should complete the following before the end of the current Spring Semester:
- Complete and submit Classified Graduate Standing form available through the Division of Graduate Studies website.
- Complete all the requirements listed on acceptance letter by end of the semester.
Second year students should complete the following before the end of the current Spring semester:
1. Complete and submit Advancement to Candidacy form. Requirements for the form includes:
- Attaining Classified Graduate Standing
- Passing the Graduate Writing Requirement (PH 210)
- Completing 19 or more units
2. Complete Thesis or Project Committee Assignment form. Requirements include:
- Filing an Advancement to Candidacy form
- Filling out the PH 299 or PH 298 Authorization form to attain a permission number
Contact the Department of Public Health to receive the Project Committee Assignment form.
The Thesis Committee Assignment form is available through the Division of Graduate Studies.
3. Thesis or Project Authorization form. Requirements include:
- Filing a Thesis/Project Committee Assignment form
Contact the Department of Public Health to receive the Thesis and Project Authorization form.
The Health Promotion Option prepares public health professionals to fulfill leadership roles in the development, promotion, application, and evaluation of educational and behavioral approaches to health problems. In addition the Master of Public Health Program prepares individuals for the practice, supervision, program development and evaluation of community health education and health promotion programs. View complete curriculum below.
MPH Student Policies
Institutional Review Board
Graduate students performing research in the Department of Public Health at Fresno State must comply with Federal Human Subjects Projection Guidelines.
The process for submitting Human Subjects application may be obtained below or from the department office.
All masters degree students must maintain continuous enrollment from their initial point of enrollment in their graduate program. During the time that students are working towards the completion of their culminating experience, when and if they have enrolled in all course units, they are expected to maintain enrollment through "Zero Unit Enrollment" through the Division of Graduate Studies.