Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Applying to the Master of Public Health (MPH) as an International Applicant

Thank you for your interest in Michigan State University’s (MSU) Master of Public Health program!  The diversity brought to MSU’s courses and campus by international students is so important.  The university feels privileged to accommodate so many international students every year.

Please note: due to the online nature of the MPH program, international applicants are unable to obtain through our program the I-20 necessary for a student visa to study in the United States. International applicants must be able to complete our program from their home country unless they are currently in the United States with an unrestricted visa. Please contact the Office for International Students and Scholars for more information on visa restrictions and online learning.

Office for International Students and Scholars
(517) 353-1720
oiss@msu.edu

 

Residents of Canada: Michigan State University is unable to offer online-only programs to residents of Canada.  Residents of Canada are unable to apply for MSU's MPH program.  For more information, please visit the MSU State Authorization website or call the MPH office. 

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars program is no longer accepting applications and has terminated their partnership with Michigan State University as of March 21, 2018.

 

International applicants can find more information on the Graduate School International Applicants website.


Quick Links

Funding

Application Deadlines

MPH Application Requirements for International Applicants


Funding

Unfortunately, the Master of Public Health program is not offering any scholarships or assistantships at this time.  Please access the resources below to research different funding opportunities.  Please note: international applicants are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid.

The Graduate School Funding Website

Office for International Students and Scholars Grants and Scholarships Website

The Office of Financial Aid International Students Website

 


Application Deadlines

International applicants are encouraged to have all application materials submitted at least four months prior to the specified deadline of the semester for which they are applying.

Semester  

Classes Begin

Application Deadlines

Recommended Application Deadlines for International Applicants

Fall

Late August

May 31, 11:59p.m.

January 31, 11:59p.m.

Spring

January

September 30, 11:59p.m.   

May 31, 11:59p.m.

Summer

May

February 28, 11:59p.m.

October 31, 11:59p.m.

 


Overview of the Application Process

1.  Submit the Appropriate Application

Applicants access the MSU Application for International Graduate Study, complete the application, and pay the application fee.

  • For questions regarding financial hardship and application fees, applicants should reference the Graduate School Application Fee Waiver website. Please note: the Master of Public Health does not pay application fees for prospective students.

It is imperative applicants provide a valid e-mail address as decision letters are sent via e-mail.

An MSU applicant ID number is provided after submission of the appropriate application. This is needed for submission of application requirements specific to the Master of Public Health program.

2.  Create a Login to the Graduate Application Portal

Applicants create a login to the graduate application portal following the directions received by e-mail. The applicant ID number (provided with submission of an MSU application) is required.

Applicants who have submitted their application and have not received an e-mail with instructions regarding their applicant portal, should contact the university’s Office of Admissions at (517) 355-8332. The Office of Admissions should also be contacted if difficulties with the applicant portal arise during the application process.

3.  Submit Application Materials Required by the Master of Public Health Degree Program

Please see the application requirements for international applicants page for detailed descriptions of what is required for each application requirement.

Applicants must submit the following materials using the graduate application portal:  

  • Three Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Test scores form a standardized graduate or professional school test (for MPH applicants only)
  • Academic statement (optional)

Applicants must submit the following materials directly to the MPH program or the MSU Office of Admissions:

  • Official transcripts directly from the institution
  • International Applicants: official English language proficiency test scores

 


Application Status

Questions regarding application status are to be directed through the application portal e-messaging system. 

Direct any questions or issues with the application portal to the Office of Admissions at (517) 355-8332.

Master of Public Health 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 access the State-by-State Summary, for the most up-to-date approved and restricted states.  For more information, please visit MSU's State Authorization website.  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

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