Admitted Online Students

Next Steps for Admitted Online Graduate Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Michigan School of Public Health! As an online master's student, you will have slightly different procedures and dates in the matriculation process than our residential students. Explore the Admitted Student Checklist and additional resources provided on this page to get started. We encourage you to connect with your program manager with additional questions and pay attention to your inbox for more information on upcoming admitted student events.

Confirm Your Enrollment

To confirm your enrollment log into your Wolverine Access account and follow the steps outlined in your admissions letter. Please note that enrollment is not complete until your non-refundable enrollment deposit is also submitted. If you are not able to accept your admissions offer at this time, you may also indicate your decision via Wolverine Access. Then, share your good news on social media!

Students who were admitted earlier in the admisssion cycle were asked to confirm their enrollment by the April 15 decision deadline. You can confirm your decision deadline by checking the date listed in your admissions letter. Please note that for most programs, enrollment is not complete until your non-refundable enrollment deposit is also submitted.

If you are interested in seeking a decision extension or exploring deferral options, you should reach out to your program coordinator.

Review the Post-Admission Timeline

After you have been admitted to the program, there are some key dates to keep in mind. The review the timeline to better understand when you can expect information from program staff, as well as when we'll need to hear from you.

Be on the lookout for Our Admitted Student Newsletter 

The Vector: Admitted Student Edition is a newsletter sent to graduate students who have been admitted to the University of Michigan School of Public Health. We know that there is a lot to think about as you consider graduate school. After you're admitted to our program, you can expect to receive this newsletter every couple of weeks, and we hope it serves as your one-stop shop for helpful resources, important dates, and reminders.

If you have been admitted for Fall 2022 and are not receiving this newsletter, please email

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The Admitted Graduate Student Experience

We invite you to review our two-part series of virtual events, also known as the Admitted Graduate Student Experience, to discover why the University of Michigan School of Public Health is the right place for your public health pursuit.

Hosted in March 2022, both sessions offer key insights into the Michigan Public Health community from school leadership. Check out the recorded sessions below to learn about key resources and opportunities to enhance your studies, and hear from faculty, staff, and current students from the Population and Health Sciences program. 

We invite you to explore even more events offered for Admitted Students here

School of Public Health Admitted Student Welcome

This session was held on Friday, March 11, 2022.

In case you missed it, we've provided a recording of the event below.

What will you get from this session? 

  • Hear directly from Dean DuBois Bowman and Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Practice Emily Youatt about the impact our students have and the special community they enrich.
  • Gain insights into the resources and opportunities that will enhance your student experience including Career
  • Development, the Office of Global Public Health, and Public Health Practice
  • Take a deeper dive into Michigan Public Health’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Meet current students and alumni during our interactive panel discussion  

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Population and Health Sciences Admitted Student Welcome

This session was held on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

In case you missed it, we've provided a recording of the event below. *Students admitted after this session took place will be invited to attend the summer Population and Health Sciences Admitted Student Welcome. Admitted students will receive event registration information via email ahead of the event. 

What will you get from this session? 

The Population and Health Sciences Admitted Student Welcome session is an opportunity for enrolled students to begin to be further oriented with their program and build personal connections with staff, faculty, and peers before the start of classes. 

Speakers included:

  • Sharon Kardia, Associate Dean for Education, Population and Health Sciences Faculty Lead
  • Mary Beth Carroll, Assistant Director of Student Life
  • Lisa Garber, Population and Health Sciences Program Manager
  • A panel of current students: Elizabeth Baldwin, First Year MPH Student;
    Lyric Kleber, Second Year MPH Student; Emily Silver, First Year MPH Student

Orientation Information for Online Master's Students

Coursera Onboarding and Advising Course

Our Population and Health Sciences students are primarily oriented through a specially designed Onboarding and Advising course which begins an online student's journey on the Coursera platform. The Onboarding course consists of a series of self-paced modules that guide students in preparation for the start of classes. This course offers guidance and resources to help students navigate the university, school, and program, as well as the platforms and technologies we use. 

All incoming online master’s students will receive an email from Coursera to join the Onboarding & Advising site.

The Onboarding course is made available to matriculated students in the months before their classes begin. They will also be able to refer back to this course and it's content anytime during their program. If you are a matriculated student who has not received information on the onboarding course, please be sure to contact the Population and Health Sciences Program Manager Lisa Garber.

While online students are not required to attend any in-person orientation session, our incoming students are always welcome to plan a visit to our campus. For more information on visiting the School of Public Health as well as COVID-19 safety policies and procedures, visit the school's main orientation page.

Share the Good News!

Share your excitement and get to know our Michigan Public Health community on social media with #UMichSPH. Then follow SPH on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and celebrate your acceptance with us! You can also download social media profile and cover photos like these (simply right click to save and use): 

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