Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

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 degree allows students to choose elective courses that fit their personal and professional goals, as many students choose to concentrate their electives in specific areas based on knowledge gained from their core curriculum coursework.

Our entirely online program was specifically designed to fit busy lifestyles. Our program is perfect for mid-career 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. Student engagement with faculty and classmates increase through online discussion boards, group projects, and presentations.

The future looks very bright for graduates with a Master of Public Health degree. According to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, over 250,000 more public health professionals will be needed to fill critical leadership positions in private, non-profit, government, and international organizations.

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://reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/StateAuthInfo.aspx.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Online Master of
Public Health Degree Office

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

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