Michigan Public Health on Coursera

Our Partnership with Coursera

Michigan Public Health has teamed up with Coursera, an online learning platform, to offer the online Population and Health Sciences master’s degree programs. Coursera offers the technology and online space for School of Public Health instructors to build their courses and reach their students so that online learners can easily access the Population and Health Sciences master’s curriculum from anywhere. The courses are taught by Michigan Public Health faculty and supported by our school’s staff, and the technology is jointly supported by UM staff and Coursera. While the online degree programs are accessed through Coursera, they are certified and conferred by the University of Michigan. All online learners in the MS and MPH in Population and Health Sciences programs are considered a university student in the same way as any student taking courses on campus. 

What the platform offers for our students

  • Flexible online learning
  • Ability to work with University faculty and staff at a top 5 research institution from anywhere
  • Mobile learning capability through Coursera’s app to stream or download course content
  • Academic and technical support and assistance
  • An inclusive learning experience space

Partnering with Coursera enables our students to have access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums in addition to being able to complete and submit quizzes and projects through the platform. The Coursera modular degree learning experience gives students the ability to study on their own schedule and earn credit as as they complete course assignments, all while learning from actual University of Michigan instructors and researchers to graduate with an industry-relevant university degree.