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A master's degree from Michigan Public Health equips students to address complex public health challenges and pursue innovative, lasting solutions to improve the health of communities. The MPH in Population and Health Sciences offers students and working professionals world-class public health training, with the flexibility of an online program.


A broad foundational curriculum will equip students to tackle complex health issues 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. Students will have the opportunity to select from a series of electives for focused expertise, including:

  • health data analysis
  • environmental and occupational health sciences
  • health behavior and health education
  • maternal and child nutrition
  • epidemiologic methods
  • spatial epidemiology and modeling
  • environmental health and sustainability
  • precision nutrition

Graduates of Michigan Public Health are found in key positions as leaders at non-profit organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, universities, consulting and research firms, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and local and national government organizations. Whether your interests are in community health, health policy, hospital administration, or environmental health, this degree is designed to shape the public health leaders of the future. Learn more about the career outcomes of Michigan Public Health alumni.

Michigan Public Health has partnered with Coursera, one of the largest online education platforms, to offer this degree.

Why Michigan Public Health?

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is pursuing a healthier, more equitable world through education, research and action. We work with compassion, innovation and inclusion to create meaningful, lasting impact. Michigan Public Health offers students a comprehensive educational curriculum and a broad professional network from one of the top research universities in the country.

Why Population and Health Sciences?

The Population and Health Sciences program curriculum takes a generalist approach, giving you the foundation you need to be able to understand and work on a wide range of population health issues in a variety of industries and fields.

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Applications to our Master of Public Health (MPH) program are accepted through SOPHAS, our online application portal.

 *At this time, the University of Michigan's Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences can only be offered to admitted United States citizens and residents. 


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