College of Education and Health Sciences – Public Health Program
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo CA 94592
MPH Program Overview
The MPH Program at Touro University California offers two dynamic tracks that lead to strong employment opportunities: the Community Health track and the Global Health track. The Community Health specialty is designed for those who are most interested in working for organizations that support and promote public health, including hospitals, managed care organizations, local, federal, state public health departments, governmental agencies, community health organizations, research and academic institutions, philanthropic and voluntary health agencies, and non-profit organizations.
The Global Health Track is made for those who want to obtain leadership positions in organizations which help to advocate for the health of people around the world. Examples of global health job settings are ministries of health, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, hospitals and community clinics, research and academic institutions. Some of the organizations that you might work for include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Health Fellows Program, the Center of Expertise on Migration and Health, Oxfam, and CARE International.
The MPH degree at Touro University requires 42 credit hours for graduation. The courses that you take are in the five major areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health science, health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences. You will choose to focus your degree on either community health or global health. Also, you will be required to finish a 400-hour field study project. This will require you to go out into the field, where you will integrate the core skills and knowledge that you gained during your two year program. The MPH Program partners with local departments of public health, community organizations, and non-governmental organizations in the surrounding communities and internationally with institutions located in Bolivia, Cambodia, and Ethiopia, so you will have many opportunities to gain experience in the field locally and abroad. Following the field study, students complete the Culminating Capstone Course — the integration of coursework and field experience, in which students demonstrate their mastery and ability to integrate and apply core public health principles to issues that may confront public health professionals.
To be considered for admission to the MPH Program at Touro University California, you must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75. You also need to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. You do not need to take the GRE.
You should have had some classes in the social sciences and statistics during your undergraduate program.
MPH Tuition and Financial Aid
The total cost for this MPH Program, which includes room and board, is $49,176 per year. You will most likely complete the program in two years. You should be at least eligible to receive a federal Stafford Loan of about $20,000, and another federal or private loan for the remaining balance. The university has a variety of scholarships available for students, including off campus work study opportunities. There also are research and teaching assistant positions available for MPH students via the Federal Work Study Program.