Teaching always creates a spark for me, a kind of magic. Every time I walk into a classroom there is an uplifting in my soul. This is why I pursued a job at an academic institution rather than a job in research only.
-- Bhramar Mukherjee, John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
We give the best of ourselves to those we may never meet. We are grateful for the ability to study, share, and participate in the field of public health. The University of Michigan School of Public Health is home to two undergraduate degrees, and six graduate-focused departments offering masters and doctoral degrees. We educate and train those who are called to work in public health. Our graduates join an alumni base of 15,000 people, and enter the world prepared to meet the challenges of a shifting landscape and anticipate where new challenges might arise.
Biostatistics develops the analytical methods to turn data into knowledge. In the #1 biostatistics program in the US, learn how to create statistical and mathematical methods to analyze research studies for improved population health.
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Health Sciences focuses on prevention and protection in a world where more than 10,000 people die every day from environmental pollution. Learn to identify and address the impacts of chemical, biological, physical, and psychosocial stressors on human health and the environment.
Epidemiology seeks to reduce the disease burden in human populations through research, education, and service. Explore causal concepts at molecular, cellular, clinical, and social-environmental levels with integrated biological, social, and analytic approaches.
Health Behavior and Health Education
Health Behavior and Health Education aims for healthier communities through education, outreach, training, and intervention. Explore individual, family, social, and policy approaches that promote health and prevent and manage disease within diverse populations.
Health Management and Policy
Health Management and Policy works toward more cost-effective systems and better public policy to increase health access and equity. In the #1 health management and policy program in the US, become a leader in health care by gaining a comprehensive understanding of health services and policy systems and learning how to manage and maximize those systems.
Nutritional Sciences investigates new knowledge about diet and human nutrition to improve public health and advance our understanding of contemporary nutrition issues. Conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research that provides innovative solutions to a variety of nutrition-related problems.
Undergraduate Education offers two upper-level bachelor's degrees—a BS in Public Health Sciences and a BA in Community and Global Public Health. The undergraduate public health major is an upper-level degree program—apply in your sophomore year and spend junior and senior year at Michigan Public Health. These degrees require a field learning experience.
In addition to our core academic offerings, the School of Public Health offers a shared master's of Health Informatics degree with the School of Information. Many masters dual degree options are available to graduate students on both a formal and self-initiated basis. Graduate-level students may also enrich their education with several certificate options.