Recognizing Michigan Public Health's Distance Learning Community

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Celebrating National Distance Learning Week 2022

The University of Michigan School of Public Health proudly celebrates National Distance Learning Week from November 7 - 11, 2022. During National Distance Learning Week we recognize the stories and contributions of students, faculty, and staff who are pursuing public health through the online and hybrid programs offered by Michigan Public Health. 

What Our Master's Students Have to Say


We asked students to share their experiences in the online Master of Public Health and the hybrid Executive Master's MHSA programs. Follow us on Instagram to read more about how distance learners participate in the School of Public Health community while they learn and work. 


Current MPH student Reid Richards takes over the @umichsph Instagram account during National Distance Learning Week. The public health analyst will walk viewers through a day-in-the-life of an online MPH student. Check our Instagram stories on Nov. 9 to watch Reid's journey.

Working while learning


Julia Martienz-Hussein is earning her MHSA on her terms and takes advantage of the experiential opportunities student life has to offer in the Health Management and Policy hybrid Executive Master's program. Read Julia's story


Erin Wilke had a great job in a place she loved, but she wanted to grow. She shared why she decided to pursue her MPH degree and how learning online has allowed her to maintain the life she's built in South Carolina. Read Erin's story. Bonus: Follow Erin's day-in-the-life on Instagram


Our online MPH students come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and are earning their public health degrees to pursue unique goals across health care and public health. In this video, you can learn more about our most recent cohort of online master's students and the experiences and knowledge they bring to the School of Public Health.

Become part of our distance learning community


Michigan Public Health's Online Learning Hub is a one-stop-shop for all of the online courses available from the School of Public Health. Explore the catalogue of publicly available public health courses taught by our expert faculty and find your next public health course today. Learn more...


Already love Michigan Public Health MOOCs? If you can picture yourself doing this work full-time, it might be time to consider pursuing a Master of Public Health degree. Online MPH program manager Lisa Garber offers advice on how to know when you're ready to level up from an online course to a full degree program. Read more...

Follow any of our social media pages to see more from Michigan Public Health’s online community and how we celebrated National Distance Learning Week.