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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 Population and Health Sciences online master's curriculum offers students and working professionals world-class public health training, with the flexibility of an online program.

The School of Public Health offers an online Master of Public Health and online Master of Science in Population and Health Sciences. Both degree options provide a broad foundational curriculum, which 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. Within both degree options, 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
  • precision health

Michigan Public Health is proud to shape the next generation of leaders in public health. Whether you are new to public health or already working in the health sector and working to advance your career – the Population and Health Sciences program delivers a high-quality education that will prepare students for a variety of careers in public health. Our students gain skills that are highly-valued by employers and are found in key positions as leaders across the health fields, at non-profit organizations, in academia, and private industry...Learn more about careers.

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.

Take the Next Step

Interested in taking the next steps and applying for one of our online degree programs? learn more below.

Master of Science in Population and Health Sciences: Admission for all Master of Science programs at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is administered by the university's Rackham Graduate School. Applications for the online MS program should be submitted through Rackham’s online application system

** International applicants should refer to the information on comprehensively sanctioned countries here before beginning the application process.

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Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences: Applications to Master of Public Health programs at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are taken through the SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service) system. Learn more and apply here.    

** At this time, the online MPH is only open to admitted United States citizens and residents.

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Questions?

Contact us at sph.inquiries@umich.edu with questions about the application or program.