Master of Public Health

Address the health challenges of a complex world with a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan.

Ranked among the nation’s top schools of public health by US News and World Report, the University of Michigan School of Public Health educates and trains more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year. The school's interdisciplinary strength of the faculty and curriculum empowers learners to develop innovative solutions to complex health challenges, including chronic and infectious diseases, obesity and food insecurity, health care quality and costs, climate change and environmental determinants of health, and socioeconomic inequalities and their impact on health. Leveraging the flexibility of an online degree, Michigan Public Health prepares you to analyze, communicate, and lay the groundwork for a healthier tomorrow.

In this degree, you will receive accredited training from top faculty in a variety of public health disciplines for deep foundational understanding. Plus you’ll be able to select from a wide range of specializations for focused expertise, including population health, program planning and evaluation, health analytics, genomics and precision health. This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Master of Public Health degree is expected to launch in 2019, subject to approval by the University of Michigan.

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Who is this degree for:

This degree is for students who have an interest in the complex interplay of social, environmental, economic, political, technological, and social justice forces that shape human health globally and locally. Michigan's program emphasizes application of research methods and foundational public health principles to improve population health outcomes. This degree welcomes learners from varied backgrounds in health professions, health industries, government, and non-government organizations who are looking to advance their career.

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The degree experience is...

100% ONLINE
100% ONLINE

The same courses you’ll find on campus, with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.

INTERACTIVE
INTERACTIVE

Collaborate with a global network of industry leading classmates, instructors, and alumni.

ENGAGING
ENGAGING

Innovative courses with lectures from some of the world’s best instructors and hands-on projects.

CAREER-FOCUSED
CAREER-FOCUSED

Practical courses designed to help you master skills that you can start applying to your career right away.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

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    Implement research methods and foundational principles of public health for applied practice

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    Develop innovative solutions to complex health challenges globally and locally

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    Improve health outcomes through a strong command of data collection and analysis, intervention strategies, and communication methods

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    Create life-changing policies and practices to influence population health and health equity

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    Connect with a network of over 575,000 University of Michigan alumni who are shaping our future

About University of Michigan

The University of Michigan School of Public Health began its pursuit of a healthier world in 1941. Ranked among the top public health schools in the country, Michigan Public Health educates and trains more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year. Faculty and researchers number more than 170 across six academic departments and numerous collaborative centers and institutes. The school’s interdisciplinary strength empowers students and faculty to develop innovative solutions to complex health challenges, including chronic and infectious diseases, obesity and food insecurity, health care quality and costs, climate change and environmental factors, and socioeconomic inequalities and their impact on health. Compassion, innovation, and inclusion drive the school’s faculty, staff, students, and more than 15,000 alumni to pursue positive change and lasting impact on the health of the world.

The University of Michigan is recognized as a leader in higher education due to the outstanding quality of its 19 schools and colleges, internationally recognized faculty, and departments with 250 degree programs. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

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Public Health School in U.S.

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Public Research University in the Nation (National Science Foundation)

#1

Health Management and Policy Program in the nation