Additional Enrollment Requirements
All offers of admission to the MSBS program are conditional on meeting additional pre- enrollment requirements. All admitted students must meet the following criteria and deadlines in order to enroll in the MSBS program:
Applicants must complete matriculation requirements within 30 days or before the date of commencement of classes, whichever is earlier after acceptance of the admission offer.
As an institution dedicated to the study of health care, CHSU places a great emphasis on personal health and well-being. CHSU requires that all students be covered by a comprehensive medical and prescription drug insurance plan as required by the CHSU Student Health Insurance Policy.
Students may secure insurance through a variety of options including insurance through parents, spouses, or health exchanges. To ensure students have access to a comprehensive plan, CHSU has implemented a student health insurance plan through Aetna Health. Prior to matriculation, students must provide Proof of Health Insurance through the Health Insurance Waiver portal or enroll in CHSU’s health insurance.
Through a dedicated CHSU website, https://app.hsac.com/CHSU, students are able to learn more about the benefits of the plan as well as the waiver process.
Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening
- MSBS applicants are required to self-disclose any charges, arrests, or convictions including misdemeanors, felonies, deferred adjudications, traffic violations, court-martial, military nonjudicial punishments and general or less than honorable discharge from the military, (all hereinafter: “offenses”) with the understanding that non-disclosure/falsification may result in the revocation of the offer of admission from CHSU.
- If prior offenses are not reported but are discovered after matriculation, a student may receive sanctions up to, and including dismissal from the program. If a student has any offenses pending final adjudication, it is the student’s responsibility to immediately inform MSBS Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment.
- Should any offenses, including deferred adjudications, occur after matriculation, the student must report the incident to MSBS Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment within 30 days of the incident. Following review, disciplinary action may be instituted, up to and including dismissal from the program.
- All admitted students must successfully complete a criminal background check and drug screening prior to enrollment in the MSBS program. In addition, students must be able to pass the requisite criminal background check, drug tests/screens, immunization/tests, as these may be required by California law.
- Admitted students will need to complete both the criminal background check and the drug screening through an appropriate third-party agency. CHSU will provide all students with the relevant information to be able to complete both the criminal background check and the drug screening. Once completed, the third-party agency will release the background check and drug screening results to the applicant and CHSU.
- Acceptance to the program will become final once the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment verifies that all required information has been received and that the outcome of the background check is satisfactory. After enrollment, background checks and drug screenings may be repeated for each student annually each academic year. The cost of initial and repeat background checks and drug screenings is the responsibility of the admitted student.
- In response to requirements in the professional practice environment and to minimize the risk to patients, a controlled substance screening must be completed by all accepted applicants prior to matriculation. This screening must meet CHSU’s standards and be conducted by an agency approved by CHSU.
- Any substance-related incident which occurs before matriculation, including, but not limited to, charges/arrests for driving under the influence, must be reported by the student to the MSBS Office of Admissions within thirty (30) days of the occurrence. Following review, the student’s acceptance may be rescinded.
- If the test result is positive (i.e., evidence of a prohibited controlled substance) or shows other abnormalities including, but not limited, to excessively dilute urine, the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment along with GAC will review the test results and the application for admission.
- Controlled substance screening results are viewed in light of California and federal laws governing illegal or controlled substances. Depending on the review by the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment and the program Director, the student’s acceptance may be rescinded.
- By accepting admission to CHSU and matriculating, the student agrees that CHSU may share controlled substance screening results as deemed necessary.
- Any substance-related incident which occurs after matriculation, including, but not limited to, charges/arrests for driving under the influence, must be reported by the student to the Office of the Student Affairs and Enrollment within thirty (30) days of the occurrence. Following review, disciplinary action may be instituted, up to and including dismissal from the program.
- Background checks are performed by outside entities. CHSU has no control over the content of third-party background checks. Expunged records and records of charges of driving under the influence may appear on these checks. Background checks revealing prior offenses, even offenses which may have been dismissed by the courts, could still result in consequences affecting whether a student can continue in the current program and/or acceptance into future academic programs, and /or employment opportunities.
- If the test result is positive (i.e. evidence of a controlled substance) or shows other abnormalities including, but not limited, to excessively dilute urine, the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment refer the student to the Graduate Student Progress Committee for adjudication.
All deposited CHSU students are required to provide the following:
Completed medical history form
Proof of immunization
Completed drug screen (as described above)
Completed physical examination conducted by a licensed physician using a CHSU form.
Students must obtain all CSHU required immunizations and corresponding titers, prior to matriculation and remain compliant with all immunization requirements through graduation. Students must maintain all immunizations as required by CHSU- MSBS program.
A complete description of all immunization requirements is available in the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment. Details of requirements are also provided on the admissions webpage.
All students must provide proof of adequate immunization/immunity for the following:
TB test (completed within 6 months prior to matriculation)
- Tetanus toxoid immunization (Tdap)
- Hepatitis B virus
- Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and Rubella
CHSU-MSBS program may revise the immunization requirements at any time as deemed necessary, and all students will be required to comply with subsequent changes.