Master of Public Health Program

Master of Public Health graduate

Master of Public Health Curriculum

A key feature of the Master of Public Health degree is the emphasis on applied knowledge. Students engage in coursework and practical training to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform successfully as public health professionals. Explore the courses you will take as a Spartan in Public Health with three MPH concentrations to select from: Generalist, Rural Public Health, and Public Health Data Management and Analytics. 

MPH students on a laptop

Course Delivery Platform

Michigan State University utilizes the D2L Brightspace learning management system as the platform for delivering online courses. Within each course space in D2L, students have access to course information, recorded lectures, discussion forums, course assignments, and other resources. Instructors and students interact through D2L discussion forums, chats, e-mail, and Zoom video conferencing

MPH graduates holding a 'spartans in public health' sign

Culminating Experience

The Culminating Experience consists of a public health practicum. In the Public Health Applied Practice Experience and a capstone paper, students apply public health concepts and theories in practical settings. In the Public Health Integrative Learning Experience, students demonstrate their abilities in written form and integrate knowledge acquired from their coursework and competencies developed during the program.

MPH students in Ghana

International Opportunity

Michigan State University has a long history of international engagement. Each year, close to 3,000 students are transformed by their educational experiences outside of the United States and can be found in classrooms, research labs, field stations, and internship sites throughout the world.

The Office for Education Abroad supports, assists, and guides faculty, staff, students, and advisors worldwide in developing programs and services that maximize students' learning experiences abroad.