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SFSU Department of Health Education


San Francisco State University
Health Education Department
HSS 326, 1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4161
Tel:(415) 338-1413 Fax:(415) 338-0570
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


The Department of Health Education at San Francisco State University promotes individual and community health, health equity, and social justice in urban communities through community-based research, advocacy, and the preparation of public health leaders. We provide a participatory learning environment that integrates theory and practice, honors diversity, and fosters leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Master of Public Health Program in Community Health Education


Our Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited MPH Program in Community Health Education offers an innovative 44 unit curriculum in community health education that promotes social justice and develops culturally and professionally competent leaders in the field of public health. A new cohort of students enters the program together each fall semester, and progresses as a learning community through most of the courses in a set sequence. The program requires a minimum of five or six semesters to complete, including the summer semester between the first and second years. We require our entering students to have had at least two years full-time equivalent health-related work experience, preferably in the public health field. To accommodate working professionals, courses and activities are usually held one weekday afternoon or on one of two evenings per week. Our applied curriculum emphasizes collaborative learning, teamwork, leadership, presentation and writing skills and includes a supervised team practice experience, culminating experience project, and the development of a professional electronic portfolio.

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