• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The program objectives are to facilitate the development of professional skills in methods and tools of public health data collection, use and analysis for evidence-based approaches to utilize in public health programming which will promote health across the life span.

Majoring in Community and Public Health  prepares students for careers in public or private health agencies, local and state health departments, nonprofit organizations and in private business. Students enrolled in the major are seeking various types of health career paths including professional school (Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Chiropractor and Occupational Therapy), graduate school (Master in Public Health, Communication Studies, Health Administration and Athletic Training) as well as the Accelerated Nursing program. Some students plan to seek employment as Health and Wellness Coaches.  

Program Goals

  • To prepare students for the responsibilities and roles of a health educator in various community settings.
  • To prepare students to address health needs of an individual, group or community.
  • To prepare students for application to graduate/professional schools in the health care field as well as professional workforce in community health settings.

We currently are not accredited, but are in the process of pursuing that standing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Inquiry and Analysis – Students will analyze factors that influence health and illness of individuals, groups or communities.
  • Communication Skills – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate health information, in both oral and written forms, through a variety of media and to diverse audiences.
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – Students will demonstrate knowledge of contributions made by individuals from diverse and/or underrepresented groups to one’s local, national and global communities.
  • Ethical Reasoning– Students will assess and reflect personal values in relation to current issues and ethical dilemmas within the health profession.
  • Information Literacy – Students will demonstrate the ability to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize health information.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking – Students will consider perspectives of diverse groups when planning, implementing and evaluating health programs.  
  • Teamwork

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    257 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 257 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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