The Department of Health Science offers graduate programs that lead to a MPH or MS degree in health science and a joint MSN/MPH degree in collaboration with the Department of Nursing. The graduate program articulates with the undergraduate division that sponsors BS programs in Community Health, School Health, Health Care, and Radiation Therapy. The department has eleven full-time faculty positions, and employs approximately 20 part-time faculty members who hold significant positions in public health and related agencies. The Council on Education for Public Health has accredited the graduate program.
The Department of Health Science is housed within the College of Health and Human Services, the second largest of the University’s six colleges. The college has eleven departments (among which is Health Science), four programs including Radiation Therapy, and four research centers including the Center for Health Care Innovation.
The College of Health and Human Services occupies eleven buildings on the 322-acre campus of CSULB. The university comprises over 70 academic departments, research centers, and institutes, which are home to more than 1200 faculty who serve the 30,000-member student body of the campus. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits the university.
The Graduate Program in Health Education has recently gone through the accreditation process and is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and certain public health programs offered in settings other than schools of public health. These schools and programs prepare students for entry into careers in public health. The primary professional degree is the Master of Public Health (MPH) but other masters and doctoral degrees are offered as well. The Department of Health Science—Master’s in Public Health Program has been accredited since 1983.