Why Choose MSU For An MPH?

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.

Dual Enrollment Options

The MPH at MSU offers a dual enrollment option to students already admitted to an MSU graduate or professional degree program.  Dual enrollment allows MPH students to share up to nine approved credits between their two-degree programs.  Please visit our Dual Enrollment page for more information.


MSU's MPH program offers competitive tuition rates and we do not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency.  Please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information.

International Opportunities

The Public Health in Ghana: A One Health Perspective course allows students to combine classroom lectures with a three-week study abroad field experience.  Students have the option to take this course as an elective or use it as their Applied Practice Experience.  Please visit our International Opportunities page for more information.

Quick Facts

  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited for a five-year term (June 2022 – June 2027)

  • Established in 2008 in Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Human Medicine.

  • Provides students with opportunities for coursework, research, and outreach.

  • Key feature of the program is an emphasis on applied knowledge and community engagement.

  • Students obtain knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform as public health professionals domestically and abroad.

  • Degree conferred from the MSU College of Human Medicine.