(SIMS Code: 557308)
Admission to the Degree Curriculum
Applicants seeking admission to public health concentration areas leading to either the Master of Public Health or Master of Science degree should contact the School of Public Health requesting appropriate descriptive materials. Detailed application instructions can be obtained from http://publichealth.sdsu.edu.
Applicants for the biometry concentration are required to have successfully completed undergraduate courses in single and multivariate calculus.
Students who do not fully meet the requirements for admission with classified graduate standing may be considered for conditionally classified graduate standing upon recommendation of the admissions committee and the graduate adviser.
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must: (1) meet the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees; (2) satisfactorily pass a faculty evaluation of the progress that they are making in their graduate course of study; (3) complete the core courses, P H 601, P H 602, P H 603, P H 604, P H 605 (students in health management and policy will substitute P H 641 for P H 605, and students in health promotion and behavioral science will substitute P H 661 and P H 662 for P H 603); have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and no grade less than a B- in each core course completed; and (4) have completed at least 12 semester units of approved public health coursework.
In addition, the student must be recommended for advancement to candidacy by the faculty of the School of Public Health.