Academics

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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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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

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Schedule

The MPH program offers courses in accordance with the semester schedule noted on the MSU Academic Calendar . We offer our core courses each semester, and the MPH foundational courses and elective courses on a varying schedule. Course offering schedules can be found on our MPH Curriculum page along with links to course descriptions. 

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Time Commitment

The Master of Public Health program offers courses each semester of the academic year (fall, spring, and summer). If an MPH student enrolls in courses full time (the Graduate School considers full-time enrollment as nine credits in one semester), they can complete the degree requirements in five semesters or just under two years. Enrollment each semester is flexible, and students can work with their advisor to create a curriculum plan to best suit their scheduling needs. Students have a maximum of six years to complete the requirements for the MPH degree.