Arrive curious. Leave inspired.


Join us Saturday, October 19, 2019

You are invited to spend the day with us at the School of Public Health! Bring your skills, and we'll show you how our training will allow you to pursue a healthier world for all. Prospective Graduate Student Day is designed to inform you about our internationally respected academic departments, inspire you with our robust opportunities to enrich your education, and introduce you to our diverse community of students, faculty and staff. 

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Ashley Rapp

"I was struggling to choose between schools, but visiting Michigan gave me the clarity I needed. I was able to check out the school, lecture halls, and library, and I even got the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff members, and current students. Being able to learn about the program in person gave me so much more insight than I could have gotten remotely. Attending Prospective Graduate Student Day was crucial to my decision-making process."

- Ashley Rapp, current MPH student






8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Welcome from Dean DuBois Bowman and Dr. Angela Beck
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Department session overview opportunity #1

Spend time learning about one of our academic departments including:

  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Health Management and Policy
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Population and Health Sciences (fully online MPH)

Please plan to visit your primary department of interest during this time

10:35  - 11:05 a.m.*

Department session overview opportunity #2

Choose to spend time with a second academic department


Enrichment Session opportunity #1

If you only want to visit with one academic department, you can attend an Enrichment Session instead of the second department session overview.

Each Enrichment Session will last 30 minutes, so that you may attend two sessions

Sessions offered:

  • Certificates/Dual Degrees - This session will provide a basic foundation for students interested in augmenting their main degree program with either a Dual Degree and/or Graduate Certificate. Topics will include available dual degree programs and certificates, timelines for next steps, and contact information for continued conversation.
  • Financial Aid - Completing the FAFSA; why and how. What are the important deadlines for financial aid eligibility? What are the additional borrowing options beyond federal loans? How students can contact the central Office of Financial Aid.
  • Global Public Health - The Office of Global Public Health provides programs, consulting, and resources to the School of Public Health community. This session will cover the specific opportunities and resources provided for Master's and PhD level students interested in exploring global public health internships, research, and careers.
  • Public Health Practice - Let's be real. You are here because you care about public health. But, you also want skills and the know-how to get a job when you leave. During the Public Health Practice session, find out how you, as a U-M student, can apply public health principles and theories in the field. You will discover multiple opportunities to engage with communities and to work with them on pressing public health issues.

*Please note that the department overview sessions from 10:35-11:05 am will be abbreviated overviews compared to the 9:30-10:30 am overview sessions

11:10  - 11:40 a.m.*

Department session overview opportunity #3 / Enrichment Session opportunity #2

*Please note that the department overview sessions from 11:10-11:40 am will be abbreviated overviews compared to the 9:30-10:30 am overview sessions

11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel discussion featuring alumni and current students
12:30 p.m. Prospective Graduate Student Day concludes

Looking for an opportunity to have your individualized questions answered?  

Throughout the event, there will be opportunities to have individual discussions with our Admissions team, our Admissions Ambassadors (current students) and a Financial Aid representative.


How to get to the School of Public Health

Plan your visit

Please note the Undergraduate Program and the Biostatistics department  will be hosting separate events for prospective students.


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