Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Quick Facts

  • Established in 2008 in the MSU College of Human Medicine
  • Provides students with opportunities for coursework, research, and outreach
  • Key feature of the program is emphasis on applied knowledge
  • Students obtain knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform as public health professionals in the U.S. and abroad
  • Only MPH degree in Michigan offered entirely online
  • Degree conferred from the MSU College of Human Medicine
  • The MPH degree is a 42-credit generalist degree requiring:
    • 18 credits of core courses as the foundation of a public health certificate
    • 18 credits of electives (or choose to earn a graduate certificate in a specific concentration)
    • 6-credit Culminating Experience which includes a practicum/internship (240 hours commitment) undertaken anywhere in the U.S. or at a variety of international sites, and a capstone/research paper

MPH Degree

small degreeThank you for your interest in the online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Michigan State University. All of the courses offered within this degree are all delivered in an online learning environment. There are no on-campus courses offered as part of the MPH degree.

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State Authorization: Distance Education Restrictions Based on Permanent Residence

Michigan State University is obligated to comply with existing state laws regarding distance education (programs/departments offering courses delivered exclusively online). State laws regarding distance education vary state-by-state, and even program-by-program within a state. The Master of Public Health offered through the College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health at Michigan State University requires a practicum experience that constitutes a physical presence in some states, therefore restricting enrollment in our program to residents of those states.

Prior to applying, please visit, https://esp.msu.edu/StateSummary.pdf, for the most up-to-date approved and restricted states.  For more information, please visit MSU's State Authorization website, https://esp.msu.edu/stateauth.asp.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Contact Us:

Online Master of
Public Health Degree Office

200 East 1st Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-5601
(810) 600-5699