Academics

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The online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, conferred through the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU), is for anyone with a passion for improving health on a large scale. Our MPH program is rigorous with faculty that bring experience with real-world problems and solutions to promote healthy communities into the online classroom. The MSU MPH is a generalist degree allowing students to choose elective courses that fit their personal and professional goals.

Our entirely online program was specifically designed to fit busy lifestyles. Our program is perfect for professionals who want to engage in preventive health, and appropriate for new and recent undergraduates from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, anthropology, business, law, dietetics, nursing, and more. The MPH may be taken in conjunction with other master's and terminal degree programs at Michigan State University.

Our online course delivery and learning system, D2L, allows us to offer asynchronous courses so that students with different schedules, in a variety of time zones are able to complete the required assignments when it is most convenient for them.  Although our courses are not self-paced, the online nature of the coursework allows students to access their coursework at the time of day that best suits their schedules.  Student engagement with faculty and classmates increases through online discussion boards, group projects, and presentations.  Advancing public health across the globe, we are pleased to maintain the intensity and rigor of an in-person graduate program in our online coursework.

MSU is advancing the public’s health through practice-infused instruction, research, and community partnerships that promote health equity for all citizens. Our online Master of Public Health degree is 100% online while offering flexibility, value, and opportunities to engage in experience-based education.

A public health degree customized to your interests within these electives:

  • Nutrition
  • Global and cultural public health
  • Public health policy/administration
  • Epidemiology/biostatistics/surveillance
  • Infectious disease

Master of Public Health Degree

A key feature of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, conferred by the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU), is the emphasis on applied knowledge. Public health students are engaged in coursework and practical training to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform, successfully, as a public health professional in the United States and internationally.

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Graduate Certificate

The Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine Division of Public Health offers an online graduate certificate in Core Disciplines of Public Health. The courses that make up this certificate serve as the core courses required of students who are pursuing a Master of Public Health degree from MSU. This certificate is designed to provide students with a basis for understanding the breadth and scope of the public health field. The core public health disciplines include biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health sciences. Students gain competence in all of the core disciplines through these courses.

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Lifelong Education

Lifelong Education enrollment status is designed to provide anyone who is not currently pursuing a degree at Michigan State University access to Michigan State University courses. It is important to note that Lifelong Education is not a college, a major, or an office on campus. It is an enrollment status and the term Lifelong Education is applied to students who are not pursuing a university degree.