California State University, Long Beach, Department of Health Science offers graduate programs that lead to a MPH or MS degree in Community Health and a joint MSN/MPH degree in collaboration with the Department of Nursing. The Health Science Department is home to nearly 600 undergraduate and graduate students, 12 full-time, and approximately 20 part-time faculty members. Students and faculty are representative of the university’s diverse population reflecting a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. Faculty members are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service. Faculty members strive to develop responsible and knowledgeable graduates capable of addressing social and public health problems. The department maintains a strong commitment to research through and collaborative efforts. Additionally, faculty members provide visionary leadership for local, statewide, and national professional organizations, governmental agencies, voluntary, and community based organizations.

What makes CSULB, Health Science Department, Community Health MPH/MS program unique?

• Convenient scheduling of classes, which are offered during evening hours to accommodate the needs of working adults who wish to advance in their profession. (4:00-6:45 and 7:00-9:45 Monday through Thursday)

• Flexibility to establish your own pace for earning a Master’s degree (two to seven years)

• Courses are taught by CSULB academic faculty and public health experts

• Strong interpersonal relationships are cultivated with faculty and public health experts

• Assistance with building Network opportunities

Graduate Certificate in Latino Health and Nutrition Studies

• The National Council of La Raza/ California State University Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training strives to: improve, promote, and advocate for the health and well-being of diverse Latino/Hispanic communities transcending geographic, linguistic, philosophical, religious, cultural, and social contexts. Located on the CSULB campus, the Center provides unique training and leadership opportunities for health science students including:

  • Experiential learning internships for graduate students
  • Experiential learning internships for graduate students
  • Full tuition scholarships and monetary stipends for participating in community based research projects
  • Assistance with travel stipends to attend local and out-state professional development conferences
  • Monthly competence based training on community based participatory research and other research methods
  • Involvement in research project development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Assistance with preparation of abstracts, posters, and oral presentations on various research areas
  • Mentorship and guidance by experienced Center staff including doctoral and masters level health professionals

The Center for Health Equity Research was established to institutionalize efforts by the CSULB Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Project, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), to promote health disparities and minority health research at CSULB through the support and training of faculty and students.

  • Collaborative community and interdisciplinary research is promoted.
  • Training of students in health equity research topics and skills.
  • Scholarship/Research Opportunities


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