Master of Public Health in Downtown LA

DTLA Master of Public Health Program

Program Description:

The Master of Public Health (MPH) offered by Cal State LA in Downtown Los Angeles includes a unique focus on urban community health serving diverse populations in urban areas like Los Angeles. Students will understand how to improve health outcomes at the population level and how a variety of factors can impact the health of local communities. Cal State LA's program allows both recent bachelor's degree recipients and seasoned public health professionals to learn the intracacies of this growing field.

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Who Should Enroll?

  • Individuals with a passion for serving their community and improving health outcomes for individuals and populations
  • Individuals interested in understanding the principles, policies, and techniques needed to provide public health programming in the Los Angeles area
  • Those seeking work in some of the following capacities: healthcare administration, health education, community health, program management, research, public policy, behavioral and social sciences, and statistics and biostatistics

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Assistance 

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A Cal State LA Public Health faculty committee will make admission decisions. To be admitted to the Cal State LA MPH program, applicants must meet the basic CSU Graduate Program admission requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher is suggested; a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is strongly recommended. Some exceptions to this may be defined by the committee. 
  • A statement of purpose explaining the rationale for pursuing an MPH in urban health.
  • A professional resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, including Cal State LA.
  • Official transcripts for bachelor's or professional degrees obtained, as well as certificate programs in which letter grades were awarded.
  • Two reference forms: One reference must be academic; the second may be academic or professional.

Graduate admissions at Cal State LA is a two-step process. Applicants must apply to both the university and their individual program.

See an overview of the graduate admissions process. 

To Apply/Application Deadline

Apply Now for Fall 2019

The application for the Master of Public Health Program at Cal State LA Downtown is a two-step process. Applicants must complete the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit a university application through Cal State Apply and submit official transcripts to Cal State LA's Office of Admissions. After your application is submitted, the Office of Admissions will send you an email to acknowledge the receipt of your application along with your Campus Identification Number (CIN).
  2. Once you have obtained your CIN, complete and submit the Supplemental Application through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) online portal. If you are a first-time PaGE online portal user, create an account for the PaGE Online Portal. Returning users may log into their existing account. Upload your completed supplemental program application and all required documents to the Master of Public Health Program Page.
Document Link Deadline

Cal State LA University Application

Apply Online

How to Use Cal State Apply

Application Close: May 31, 2019

Supplemental Program Application

Supplemental Application

How to Submit Your Supplemental Application

Application Close: May 31, 2019


Submit by

June 21, 2019

Please submit Official Transcripts to:
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


College of Professional and Global Education
(323) 343-4915