Health Sciences

Master of Public Health

The Program

Welcome to the Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program.  The California State University, Northridge offers an MPH in Community Health Education. The MPH Program is one of many accredited programs at California State University, Northridge.  Located in the Department of Health Sciences, the MPH Program in Community Health Education combines the study of the biological, physical, psychological, economic, and social forces affecting the human condition, with the professional education necessary to change it.  The blend of these components in an atmosphere emphasizing both theoretical and experimental knowledge serves as a dynamic crucible for student, faculty, and community collaboration.

Central to the MPH program are trained, experienced, and culturally diverse field training coordinators, alumni, and graduates.  Together, they continually provide the environment in which Program faculty can emphasize public health values, ethics, and concepts to its students.

Program Mission

The mission of the MPH Program in Community Health Education is to successfully promote the development of professional health educators and researchers to enhance the general health and well being of the greater community. It is through such promotion that the graduate student will be prepared to identify and assess the needs of the communities; plan, implement and evaluate programs to address these needs; and otherwise assure conditions that protect and promoted the health of the multicultural communities they serve.


To achieve its mission, the MPH Program adheres to the following values;

Commitment to Scholarship and Learning

We honor scholarship in all of its aspects: Artistic, cultural, scientific, and applied.  We support professional development and training for faculty, staff, and administrators and encourage intellectual curiosity in ourselves and our students.

Commitment to Excellence

The quality of our academic program is central to our educational mission.  We set high standards for ourselves in all of our actions and activities; assess our performance; and reward both individual and group contributions to the fulfillment of the University's mission.

Respect for All People

Our behaviors, policies and programs affirm the worth and personal dignity of every member of the University community and contribute to a campus climate of civility, collegiality, trust, and reasoned debate.  We take pride in the diversity of our community.

Alliances with the Community

We seek genuine partnerships with local schools, business, government, and social agencies in order to serve the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and economic needs of our surrounding communities. After more than twenty-five years of serving the greater Los Angeles community, the graduates of the MPH program are active in building and maintaining bridges between the general community and the professional health community.

Encouragement of Innovation, Experimentation, and Creativity

We value idealism, innovation and creativity and regularly reexamine our programs and practices so that every area of University life will be continually improved and renewed.