The Master of Public Health program at California State University, Fresno is a part-time program with an emphasis in health promotion. The curriculum is based on the “Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals” developed by the Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice. The mission of the program is to promote, preserve and restore health. This mission is accomplished by educating graduate students to be effective leaders and competent practitioners at the local, national and international levels. Students complete internships designed to address some of the unique needs of residents in Central Valley, including those related to poor air quality, asthma, overweight and obesity, and diabetes. Students also collaborate with faculty to develop and implement programs internationally.