Information for Applicants

Graduates with a public health degree or certificate pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that require education and advocacy for better health outcomes, critical thinking and creative problem-solving within communities, understanding study design and research methods, and the skills to lead community-engaged practice while building trust. 

Advance Your Career and Mobilize Change
Public health professionals help save lives at the root causes of poor health outcomes, where it starts. 

Being public health educated allows graduates to have a more in-depth focus and understanding of the core principles of public health. MSU's online MPH program is a generalist professional degree that can be customized to your interests within the elective courses:

  • Nutrition  
  • Global and cultural public health
  • Public health policy/administration
  • Epidemiology/biostatistics/surveillance
  • Infectious disease

Application Requirements 

Applicants from all undergraduate majors with a bachelor's degree and access to the internet may apply. 

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How to Apply

Get started on gathering your application materials with this checklist for submission instructions.

Did you know you can apply for free?

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Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year with rolling admissions. 

Semester Deadlines:
Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 1st
Summer: March 1st

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Financial assessment is a key factor in a student’s decision to apply.

Because we want to equally serve our in-state, out-of-state, and international residents, we do not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. 

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Virtual Information Webinars

From the classroom to the workplace, we have put together a team of expert faculty and staff to support all aspects of your educational journey. Join us at an upcoming virtual information webinar, meet MSU faculty and staff, and learn more. 

Don't want to wait for an upcoming information session? 
Watch an on-demand webinar that your success team recorded.

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Alumni at Work

Spartans in Public Health utilize a health equity framework to address the social determinants of health - one solution at a time. Alumni lead careers in various industries working as:

  • Health educators and communication specialists
  • Data analysts and research coordinators
  • Physicians and nurses
  • And more