Programs & Degrees
U-M SPH offers four graduate degrees, a joint degree, several dual degree options, and two undergraduate degrees. Each graduate degree is completed within a specific SPH department or program:
- Bachelors in Public Health
- Environmental Health Sciences
- Health Behavior and Health Education
- Health Management and Policy
- Nutritional Sciences
- Online MPH: Population and Health Sciences
School of Public Health Degrees
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is the traditional degree required by statute for public health professionals working in certain classifications in many areas. It is the oldest degree specifically identified with public health education. Many of our MPH programs have some flexibility in their requirements so you can tailor them to your particular interests.
Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.) is designed to provide a well-rounded professional education to those aspiring to leadership positions in the administration, management, and planning of health services in public and private settings.
Master of Science (M.S.) is administered by the University's Rackham Graduate School and is designed for students pursuing an academic career. It is often a prelude to a Ph.D. program. M.S. is offered in: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Management and Policy, and Nutritional Sciences.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is also administered by the University's Rackham Graduate School for various SPH programs. The Ph.D. program usually takes six terms of study beyond the master's degree. It includes original research, which culminates in a dissertation. Ph.D. is offered in all of our departments.
Bachelor's of the Arts (B.A.) in Community and Global Public Health and a Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Sciences are available to students currently enrolled at U-M Ann Arbor (cross-campus transfer) and students attending another U.S. institution (external transfer). Interested students must apply for admission to this program during their sophomore year, and will be admitted to the SPH for their final two years.
Joint Degree: Health Informatics
Master of Health Informatics (M.H.I.) is offered in partnership with the U-M School of Information. The program meets the growing need for individuals with fundamental knowledge and skills in both information science and public health. It joins the expertise of the SPH faculty in population health, health policy, and individual health behaviors with SI's expertise in human-centered design and the development, implementation and evaluation of information resources. Graduates of the program are prepared to be leaders and innovators who revolutionize the ways information is used to promote better health.
Executive Master's and OJ/OC programs
The U-M SPH Executive Education and On Job/On Campus (OJ/OC) programs provide a unique opportunity for working professionals to complete a graduate degree without taking leave from work. Admitted students attend classes at U-M SPH in Ann Arbor on three-day or four-day weekend (Friday through Sunday or Thursday through Sunday) periodically and complete coursework between sessions (using distance learning technology). Students obtain their degree in 18 to 25 months, depending on the program of study. This is approximately the same amount of time it takes to complete an equivalent on-campus degree program.
Offers a choice of the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) or Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.) degree to mid-career health professionals. Applicants to this program follow the same procedures as applicants to the residential Health Management and Policy M.P.H. or M.H.S.A. programs. Applicants for this program apply through SOPHAS. More information about the Executive Master's program.
Provides a way for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, and others who are involved in clinical research to develop expertise in research design and statistical analysis. Applicants to this program follow the same procedures as applicants to the residential Biostatistics M.S. programs. Instructions. Applicants for this program apply through Rackham Graduate School. More information about the MS CRDSA program.
Preventive Medicine Residency
U-M SPH houses one of the oldest Preventive Medicine Residency programs in the country, dating back to 1969. The central mission of the residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health is to train highly-qualified physicians for careers in clinical preventive medicine and public health. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and prepares physicians for board eligibility by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
The tuition and fees for this program will follow rates set by the Office of the Registrar. Contact the U-M registrar for more information.