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Department of Public Health


Spring 2024 Advising will be via Zoom, Email, or In-Person

Faculty and staff in the Department of Public Health at Fresno State believe that good advising is the single most underestimated characteristic of a successful college experience and is integral to the retention and graduation of our students. As such, the department is committed to providing a superior advising experience for our students.

Public Health Major Advising 

Students in the Department of Public Health are assigned an advisor based on their option (e.g., community health, environmental/occupational health and safety, or health administration) and on the first letter of their last names. 

Advisor Availability

Find your option and the first letter of your last name in the list below to determine your academic advisor. The following link provides a list of office hours for academic advisors during the current semester. 

Fall 2023 Advisor Contact Information

***Please be advised that academic advisors are not available during the summer and that you should obtain your advising no later than December 1st during the Fall semester and May 1st during the Spring semester.

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Academic and Career Center provides general education advising for the entire College of Health and Human Services.

CHHS Academic and Career Center I Email: I Ph: 559.278.5027 

Dr. Miguel Perez serves as the advisor for the MPH Health Promotion Option and is the Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health. His email is:

Road Maps

The Department of Public Health strongly encourages students to meet with their academic advisor at least once per academic year.

Class Planning Form

Students in the Department of Public Health may use this form to keep track of the classes they will take and the number of units still remaining to graduate.

Class Planning Form (PDF)

Please note that to tools available on this page cannot provide an integral experience which can only be accomplished by a close relationship with your academic advisor.

Advising Frequency

Students are encouraged to visit with their advisor at least once per semester and during all University mandated times.  Students should also visit with the Advising and Career Development Center as soon as they think they have completed their GE requirements.