Many MPH students find it feasible to work while taking classes. For full-time students who are on a two-year track, most are able to work 10-15 hours per week, and some can work up to 20 hours per week. Once students start working more than 20 hours they generally need to consider cutting back on their credit load. We do have both full-time and part-time students and all students have up to 5 years to complete the degree program.
Once individuals are offered admission to the MPH program at CSU, and they enroll in courses in the Colorado School of Public Health, they are provided with instructions for setting up their electronic ID in the CSU system. This electronic ID is what allows students to search for student employment opportunities on the CSU campus. Student positions are posted and viewable through the CSU RamWeb system.
Individuals interested in finding employment off campus may find position openings using general online searches such as Indeed or Colorado-specific sites such as the Colorado Nonprofit Association job board.
CSU Student Health Insurance
Health insurance is required and automatically billed for MPH students taking 6 or more credits per semester who have declared CSU as their home campus. Health insurance fees are charged to your CSU account at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. Students who wish to use their own health insurance must go through a waiver process every year they are in the program.
For more information about the CSU health insurance plan, visit the CSU Health Network.