Master of Public Health Degree

Improve Health Outcomes in Your Community and Beyond

Learn to address the public health needs of your local and global community with the Master of Public Health from California State University San Marcos. This program, which is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, can be completed in 15 months to fast-track your professional growth. When you finish your degree, you’ll have the advanced skillset required to develop culturally aware public health plans and policies that help diverse individuals and populations thrive.

Online or On-Campus

Accelerated Format

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Community-Connected Learning with Real-World Application

Throughout the program, you’ll study public health through the lens of cultural competence and community engagement by completing research, service learning and a required internship. You’ll also select a concentration in Health Promotion and Education or Global Health to align your studies with your professional interests.

Health Disparities, Diversity and Culture

Examine the importance of ethnic and cultural factors for community health practice, as well as essential theories, models and culturally appropriate practices for engaging with ethnicity, gender, and social issues.

Global Health Policy and Practice

Study key concepts, theories and methods related to sociocultural, political and economic determinants of health while exploring the challenges of developing policy responses to global health issues and culturally appropriate health interventions.


Learn the foundational principles, methods and applications of epidemiology for public health, research, clinical practice and evaluation of public policy by engaging with the latest studies and data.

Online Learning

Ideal for working adults with busy lives, our 100% online programs let you learn from anywhere and study in a format that fits your life. Full- and part-time scheduling is available, and some of our programs offer multiple starts per year to provide maximum flexibility. Plus, personalized academic and career services ensure you have the resources to succeed.

Become a Leader in Public Health

Demand for public health professionals is on the rise, with employment in the healthcare field expected to increase 13% from 2021 to 2031.1 Earning an MPH degree ensures you have the interdisciplinary expertise to excel in a range of careers and make a positive impact on your community’s health.

Public Health Career Paths

  1. Biostatistician: $80,350 per year2
  2. Community health worker: $46,590 per year3
  3. Epidemiologist: $78,830 per year4
  4. Healthcare manager: $101,340 per year5
  5. Public health educator: $60,600 per year3

About Us

Building on an over 30-year history, California State University San Marcos is dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities, and solving critical issues. Our programs advance the academic, social, professional and personal development of all students through education, innovation and community partnerships.

CSUSM is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the official accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West.

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  5. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from