Public Health Degree at San Jose State University

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Public Health Degree

The public health program at San Jose State University prepares students for careers as a public health program manager, educator, nutritionist, epidemiologist, biostatistician, environmental health scientist, and more. The program focuses on planning, managing, and evaluating public health care services, as well as functioning as public health officer. Program courses include: epidemiology, biostatistics, public health principles, preventative medicine, health policy and regulations, health care service, public health law enforcement, health economics and budgeting, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer public health degrees.

The Public Health program at San Jose State University is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health since 1974.

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Students Enrolled in the Public Health Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University offers a master's degree program in public health.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male4
Female41

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian11
Black5
Hispanic11
White13
Multiple Races1
Unknown4

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Public Health program at San Jose State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Medical and Health Services Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, medical and health services managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 16.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Hourly Rate: $76.46
    • Average Annual Salary: $159030

Health Educators

Description

Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. May serve as a resource to assist individuals, other healthcare workers, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

Community Health Workers

Description

Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. May provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening. May collect data to help identify community health needs.

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Public Health Programs in California

Public Health programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 44 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Health (B)

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Public Health (M)

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Health (M)

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 360 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Health (B,M,D)
  • Environmental Health (B,M,D)

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 36 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Health (M)
  • Health Services Administration (M)
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health (M)

John F Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Public Health (B)

Touro University California

Vallejo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 140 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Health (M)

University of California - Davis

Davis, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Health (M)
  • Environmental Health (M)

California State University - Northridge

Northridge, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 170 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Health (B,M)
  • Environmental Health (B,M)
  • Public Health Education and Promotion (B,M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,245