Selenne Alatorre MPH ’18 addresses childhood obesity, health disparities
As a first-generation Latina, daughter of immigrant parents, my goal has always been to give back to communities similar to mine.
Drawing expertise from the School of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Management, our MPH in Health Policy Leadership program delivers an interprofessional-clinical concentration designed for tomorrow's health leaders. Located in California's state capitol, our classrooms extend well beyond campus borders and into a city famous for its forward-thinking approach to public health advocacy and community outreach.
Applications are accepted for Fall admission only. Please contact us if you have any questions.
All application materials should be uploaded through the online application form. The School of Nursing & Health Professions Office of Graduate Admissions does not accept mailed materials. Applicants can check their application status online or by contacting the School of Nursing & Health Professions Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following requirements are considered in the review of applications:
A graduate education is a significant investment in your future. The School of Nursing and Health Professions (SONHP) is proud to offer a variety of ways to assist in funding your education.
Please note that tuition rates and fees are subject to change. More information about tuition and graduate student fees can be found on the university tuition and fees schedule. The current estimated tuition costs based on the 2020-21 academic year rate is $1,480 per unit for doctoral programs and Master’s programs in the School of Nursing and Health Professions. You can expect to pay about $2,000 more in books and fees over the course of the program.
This scholarship provides an award for students in SONHP graduate programs who demonstrate outstanding experience or potential in the following areas: academics, commitment to social justice and community service, and leadership. Scholarships can range from $2000-$4000.
Merit-based financial aid awards can be used for tuition only.*
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) that allows veterans to attend private schools and graduate programs costing more than the state tuition cap. The Yellow Ribbon program will cover all SONHP graduate programs. Awards will be made on a first come, first-served basis.
International students are eligible for the Health Professions International Student Scholarship. Awarded funds can range from $2,000-$5,000.
The Social Justice Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of outstanding MPH program applicants committed to public health as social justice and the ethical goal of protecting the health of the public. This one-time award will be applied towards the student’s first-year tuition. All MPH applicants to the Sacramento Campus are considered during the admission decision process.
U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan of $20,500 for each year of graduate studies. In addition, the Federal Grad PLUS Loan program covers remaining tuition and living expenses. Start your FAFSA application now.
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My path into the MPH program was not a linear one; however I am grateful that I am finally here. There is no other program or profession where I feel more at home and meant to be. The MPH program has provided me the tools to create change through an upstream approach and has supported my growth as a student and a professional."