The Master of Science program is designed to provide students with:
Applicants must apply both to the Department and the University. Applications are available from the Department office or on-line at www.csulb.edu/health-science.
1. Each applicant must request that a copy of official transcript(s) of all work to be sent to the university's Office of Enrollment Services.
2. A bachelor's degree with a major in health education, which articulates with the course requirements for the same degree at California State University, Long Beach; or a bachelor's degree in a related discipline with a minimum of 21 units of upper division course work comparable to that required of the Health Science major at the University; or a bachelor's degree in a related discipline and willingness to make up any deficiencies in prerequisite Health Science courses. Prerequisite for all courses carrying graduate credit must have been completed within seven years of acceptance to the program. If any prerequisite is outdated, it may be repeated or credit may be obtained by (1) written examination on the subject matter or (2) providing documented evidence of currency in the subject area.
3. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 units of undergraduate units attempted, but who show promise in all other aspects, may be given special consideration after petitioning for conditional admission into the program through the Director of Graduate Studies.
4. Acceptance by the University as a student with graduate standing.
5. A maximum of 9 units of approved graduate work at the post-baccalaureate level may be credited to a student's program requirements upon departmental acceptance to the graduate program.
6. Submission of the analytic, quantitative and verbal scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
7. Copy of the CSU graduate application to the department.
8. Three letters of recommendation from persons with whom the candidate has worked and/or who have direct knowledge of the applicant's professional or academic potential as a community health educator.
9. A separate personal statement of reasons for pursuing this field of study and comments about interests and experience that are germane to career objectives. Submit a personal resume reflecting the applicant's education and relevant work experience.
1. Satisfy the general University requirements for advancement to candidacy:
2. Approval by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs of the College of Health and Human Services.
1. A minimum of 43 units of approved upper division and graduate courses including:
2. A thesis with an oral exam.