School of Community and Global Health Claremont Graduate University

School of Community and Global Health Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, CA
student ratio
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February 1
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2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University

The School of Community and Global Health (SCGH) at Claremont Graduate University provides cutting-edge research and graduate programs that improve the health and wellness of people in their communities, locally and globally.

Transdisciplinary collaboration across SCGH and 8 other schools at Claremont Graduate University gives students access to a wide-array of faculty members, courses, research opportunities, and resources. Additionally, small class sizes and dedicated faculty members ensure that students receive personal attention and close interaction with peers.

As a result, students gain the skills, evidenced-based knowledge, and practical experiences needed to address the behavioral, biological, cultural, economic, and social factors that affect public health outcomes.

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

The 48-credit Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Claremont University takes an interdisciplinary approach to public health education. The MPH curriculum consists of 7 core courses, 4 concentration courses, and 1 general elective course.

The curriculum also includes a supervised field training experience at a public health agency or completion of a faculty-member-sponsored research project. Additionally, students complete capstone projects that demonstrate their expertise of public health theory and practice.

Areas of concentration include health promotion, education and evaluation; applied biostatistics and epidemiology; and leadership and management.

Dual Degree MBA/MPH Program

In collaboration with the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, SCGH offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA/MPH).

This dual degree program provides students with the leadership and management training needed to create solutions in public health systems. Students complete 56 units of core courses, 16 units of concentration courses, and 4 units of elective courses.

They may choose business concentrations in finance, strategy, leadership, global management, or marketing. Additionally, they may pursue the leadership and management specialty in the MPH curriculum.

Dual Degree MA in Applied Psychology/MPH Program

The School of Community and Global Health (SCGH) and School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences offer a dual degree program that leads to Master of Art (MA) in Applied Psychology and Master of Public Health degrees.

Students apply social science concepts and methods to important social problems through research and practice. They also acquire in-depth knowledge about the economic, historical, political, and social factors that influence health promotion and service delivery.

They complete 20 courses and may pursue the health behavior research concentration in the psychology program. Additionally, they complete concentrations in health, promotion, education, and evaluation in the MPH program.

PhD in Health Promotion Program

Students in the full-time PhD in Health Promotion program at Claremont Graduate University research and study the causes of health-related behaviors and design interventions that prevent illness and promote health.

They complete 40 core units including a capstone in health promotion, 16 units of directed research courses, and 16 units of concentration courses.

Students can also choose from a number of established concentrations or create their own specializations. In addition, they complete qualifying examinations and write and defend dissertations.

Career Opportunities for MPH Graduates

The healthcare industry continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the country; thus, career opportunities in the public health field continue to grow.

Graduates may choose from a number of direct service, research, teaching, and management positions such as health educator, outreach worker, research analyst, and healthcare manager.

They may work in a variety of settings including consulting companies, healthcare facilities, insurance companies, government agencies, human service organizations, and colleges and universities.

Career Opportunities for PhD Graduates

Individuals who earn PhD degrees in health promotion are trained for careers as researchers, educators, and intervention professionals in a variety of settings.

For example, they may work in universities and colleges, healthcare facilities, "think tanks," government agencies, and research and evaluation departments at insurance companies.

Student Research

Claremont Graduate University provides the support that students need to conduct research that impacts people and communities. Students in the School of Community and Global Health conduct research on a diverse range of public health topics such as globalization, AIDS prevention, childhood obesity, substance abuse, and neurocognitive and automatic control processes.

Accomplished Faculty Members

Faculty members in the School of Community and Global Health (SCGH) are excellent scholars and practitioners who help advance the field of public health through teaching and research.

Professor C. Anderson Johnson has published numerous peer-reviewed articles that explore community-based approaches to preventing alcohol, drug, and tobacco abuse. Professor Susan L. Ames, PhD, worked in substance abuse treatment for nearly 10 years and co-authored 2 books about the etiology, prevention, and cessation of substance abuse.

Faculty Research

Faculty members at SCGH conduct cutting-edge research that seeks solutions to the most pressing health issues around the world.

Areas of emphasis include transdisciplinary and international research; neurocognitive processes research; obesity research; alcohol, tobacco and substance research; and sexual behavior research.

Claremont Graduate University (CGU)

Established in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is part of the Claremont Colleges consortium. It is located in Claremont, California, in the western region of the United States.

CGU provides a "student-friendly" environment and first-rate resources that help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and practical experience that employers value.

It also provides a welcoming community in which students can develop close connections, enjoy many events and activities, and participate in student organizations.

About Claremont, California

Claremont is known for its beautiful, tree-lined streets; historic buildings; and charming, tranquil setting. It has thriving commercial and industrial centers and provides a variety of dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreational options.

Furthermore, its location just 35 miles east of Los Angeles allows students to enjoy a wide-variety of cultural and recreational opportunities in one of the nation's most exciting cities.

Location & Contact

School of Community and Global Health

Claremont Graduate University

675 West Foothill Boulevard, Suite 310
Claremont, CA 91773
United States

Stewart Donaldson


Phone: 909-607-8235

Paige Piontkowsky

Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: 909-607-3240

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Health Promotion Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 20
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $80
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students83
    • Female Percentage70%
    • Male Percentage30%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students83
    • Part-time Percentage39%
    • Full-time Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino21%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian26%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian29%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown11%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty10
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%