Career Development

The field of public health has never been more important or had as much potential as it does right now. U-M SPH graduates are making a difference around the globe, many in leadership positions with organizations such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Partners in Health, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Google.Org, and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Our career development resources, internships, and powerful alumni network are providing our students the experiences and support they need to find successful and fulfilling careers. The SPH Graduate Career Development office prepares students and alumni for sucessful career searches through career workshops, employer panels and counseling services.


Students & Alumni

  • Career strategy counseling 
  • Resume reviews 
  • Cover letter writing 
  • Mock interviews
  • Negotiation
  • General career inquiries


  • Post open positions 
  • View resume books of candidates 
  • Schedule an On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) visit
SPH student doing field work

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 The School of Public Health has much to offer but one of our greatest strengths is our ability to maximize our graduate students' career potential. Within six months of graduation, 96 percent of School of Public Health students are either employed, finishing fellowships or internships, or pursuing advanced-degree or postdoctoral work.

Employment Surveys

Your career development is important to us even after you graduate. Why?

  • Students appreciate having data on employment trends, career tracks, and salary ranges.
  • Employment statistics enables us to report on alumni employment for accreditation.
  • Employers want to know the caliber of students who graduate from UM SPH.
  • Employment data improves our career services program and helps us to meet the needs of students and alumni.

Below are employment survey results for recent years. Surveys are administered six months after graduation.

Biostatistics 2011 2012 2013 2014
Environmental Health Sciences 2011 2012 2013 2014
Epidemiology 2011 2012 2013 2014
Health Behavior & Health Education 2011 2012 2013 2014
Health Management & Policy 2011 2012 2013 2014

 Job Seekers: Visit SPH Career Connection