Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals

MPH Vision

Advancing Public Health Practice across the globe by providing a cutting-edge, online curriculum to advance public health and the well-being of global and local communities.

MPH Mission

The MSU MPH program is committed to increasing the capacity of the public health workforce by providing practice-infused, online instruction that integrates current public health issues.  We emphasize public health practice, leadership, and community partnership.

MPH Values

  • Innovation and academic excellence: A commitment to continual improvement through ongoing, critical evaluation of our program, regular assessment of student needs, and the development of a responsive and cutting-edge online curriculum.
  • Leadership development: A responsibility to develop public health leaders who will enact change and promote health and well-being by providing training in versatile leadership skills.
  • Health equity and diversity: A dedication to respect human differences and advance health equity by valuing all people equally and explicating the underlying social determinants of health.
  • Community partnership: A promise to partner with communities to identify relevant health issues and create public health practitioners armed with skills for improving community health.
  • Global impact: A commitment to provide our students the opportunity to translate and disseminate public health skills and knowledge into evidence-based practice, policy making, and advocacy locally and globally.

MPH Goals


  • Provide outstanding academic programs grounded in critical thinking, requiring purposeful judgment and decision-making.
  • To provide students with a rigorous public health education and applied experiences that integrate public health foundational knowledge and practice.

Practice, Service & Research

  • Provide an enriching environment for students by supporting service-learning opportunities within their local communities and with faculty

Faculty & Students

  • Recruit and retain well-qualified, diverse students who are capable and prepared to successfully navigate the program.
  • Strengthen faculty impact by providing faculty with the means to pursue ongoing professional development opportunities.


  • Solidify the expansive reach of the MPH program by maintaining an alumni network and expanding our network of partners globally.
  • Continuously advance MPH program instruction, service, and operations through ongoing assessment and quality improvement processes.

Master of Public Health Degree

 small degreeThank you for your interest in the online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Michigan State University. All of the courses offered within this degree are all delivered in an online learning environment. There are no on-campus courses offered as part of the MPH degree.


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State Authorization: Distance Education Restrictions Based on Permanent Residence

Michigan State University is obligated to comply with existing state laws regarding distance education (programs/departments offering courses delivered exclusively online). State laws regarding distance education vary state-by-state, and even program-by-program within a state. The Master of Public Health offered through the College of Human Medicine’s Division of Public Health at Michigan State University requires a practicum experience that constitutes a physical presence in some states, therefore restricting enrollment in our program to residents of those states.

Prior to applying, please access the State-by-State Summary , for the most up-to-date approved and restricted states.  For more information, please visit MSU's State Authorization website .  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Contact Us:

Online Master of
Public Health Degree Office

Capitol Theatre Building
130 East 2nd Street
Suite 202
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-5601
(810) 600-9171

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