The University of Michigan School of Public Health has partnered with Coursera, one of the largest online education platforms, to offer one of the first Master of Public Health degrees to be delivered on a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Expected to launch in fall 2019, the degree will provide learners with the skills to analyze, communicate, and lay the groundwork for a healthier tomorrow.
Opening access to a global learning platform will increase public health knowledge and skills that are critical to our pursuit of a healthier, more equitable world for all. Through information sharing and capacity building, we can create a continuum of learning that reaches beyond the traditional degree program, leading to greater public impact.
-Cathleen Connell, Interim Dean of the School of Public Health
The online program is expected to offer students and working professionals internationally relevant and accredited training in a variety of public health disciplines. A broad foundational curriculum will equip learners to tackle complex health challenges such as 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. Learners will have the opportunity to select from a wide range of specializations for focused expertise, including population health, program planning and evaluation, health analytics, genomics and precision health.