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The Master of Public Health (MPH) program educates students and health professionals in the application of health promotion and disease prevention technologies and interventions to improve and enhance quality of life.

Through an innovative, experiential, and interdisciplinary approach to public health education, MPH students gain a solid foundation in the core areas of public health knowledge while developing expertise in a specific area of practice. You will bring theory and practice to life in real-world settings through our program’s required internship, assessing the unique public health challenges posed by transitioning local communities in Southern California’s Inland Empire. This experience will guide your research, service, and education. Alongside expert faculty, you will collaborate with communities, tribes, and public and private sectors on solutions to major health challenges, expanding their capacities to respond to rapidly evolving public health problems and developing your own leadership potential. You will gain knowledge of emerging trends in global health care and hone skills that prepare you for a wide array of positions in public health, including data management, environmental health, health education, and research.

The Master of Public Health degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health.

Program Highlights

Program at a Glance

UNITS
44 units (students can transfer up to 6 units)

ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME*
2 years

*Program completion times may vary depending on course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

PROGRAM MODALITY
Online

COURSES BEGIN
Fall | Spring

DEGREE AWARDED
Master of Public Health

Please see the State Authorization page for availability of our online programs in the US.

Featured Courses

CGH 309
Monitoring & Evaluation of Global Health Programs

Introduces the language and theory of program evaluation to undertake your own evaluation, including evaluation research questions, data collection methodologies, and more.

CGH 310
Foundations of Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding key public health challenges that transcend local and national boundaries and require collaborative solutions.

CGH 314
Emerging Chronic & Infectious Diseases Worldwide

Provides an overview of the causative factors and demographic distribution of the major chronic and infectious diseases in the world, focusing on epidemiologic concepts, methods, and research design.

CGH 317
Ethics, Human Rights & Cultural Diversity

Explores ethical principles in the distribution of health resources, the conduct of global public health research, and the implementation of public health initiatives and practices across different nations, cultures, and religions.

CGH 315
Applied Geospatial Epidemiology

Introduces how GIS can be used to map and analyze the geographic distribution of populations at risk of disease, health outcomes, and risk factors; explore associations between risk factors and health outcomes; and identify communities in greatest need of targeted public health interventions.

CGH 320
Campaigning & Community Organizing for Public Health

Examines how to mobilize the right people at the right time, with the right demands to change public policies to promote health.

Areas of Concentration

 

Curriculum

Core Courses
Theoretical Foundations in Health Education & Promotion
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Health Services in the US and Abroad
Environmental & Occupational Health
Seminar in Grant Writing & Proposal Development
Foundations of Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Supervised Field Training in Public Health
Public Health Capstone

Concentration Specific Courses
Foundations of Program Planning
Monitoring & Evaluation of Global Public Health Programs
Curriculum & Materials Development
Campaigning & Community Organizing for Public Health
Data Analysis (SAS)
Research Methods in Public Health
Emerging Chronic & Infectious Diseases Worldwide
Applied Geospatial Epidemiology
Public Health Leadership for the 21st Century
Ethics, Human Rights & Cultural Diversity
Management of International Health Programs & Organizations
Health Advocacy

 

The Community Translational Research Institute (CTRI)

The Community Translational Research Institute (CTRI) was created in 2014 by Claremont Graduate University faculty and local government and healthcare leaders to link community-based healthcare, social service, and governmental organizations with local colleges and universities to develop and assess novel approaches to disease prevention and health promotion at the community level. Programs include diabetes and other chronic disease prevention, mitigation of risk for social and emotional dysfunction, adverse childhood events and other adversities as upstream determinants of poor health and addressing the causes of health inequities. CGU students from public health, psychology, evaluation collaborate with social work, clinical psychology, medical, and nursing students from over ten area universities in community settings. Opportunities available for students include formal coursework, internships/practica, assistantships, and doctoral dissertations.

 

Networking Opportunities

With more than 80 chapters throughout the world, the Delta Epsilon chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health at CGU opens numerous academic and professional opportunities for SCGH students, including:

Faculty & Research

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Regina Wang Lee

Director of Recruitment, School of Community & Global Health
T: 909-607-9417
E: regina.wang.lee@cgu.edu