All courses offered within this degree are delivered in an online learning environment. There are no on-campus courses offered by the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Michigan State University (MSU). However, MPH students may request prior approval to enroll in public health related on-campus courses as electives, although there is no guarantee of approval.
The sections below detail all the information needed to apply for admission to the MPH program.
Applications to the MPH are accepted throughout the year. Admission is done on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early.
|Semester||Classes Begin||Application Deadlines|
|Fall||Late August||May 31, 11:59p.m.|
|Spring||January||September 30, 11:59p.m.|
|Summer||May||February 28, 11:59p.m.|
Including expectations for each application requirement as well as submission instructions.
|Master of Public Health|
|Master of Public Health - Dual Enrollment|
|Master of Public Health - International Applicants|
|Core Disciplines of Public Health Graduate Certificate|
Overview of the Application Process
1. Submit the Appropriate Application
Applicants access the MSU Application for Graduate Study, complete the application, and pay the application fee.
- For questions regarding financial hardship and application fees, applicants should reference the Graduate School Application Fee Waiver website. Please note: the Master of Public Health does not pay application fees for prospective students.
It is imperative applicants provide a valid e-mail address as decision letters are sent via e-mail.
An MSU applicant ID number is provided after submission of the appropriate application. This is needed for submission of application requirements specific to the Master of Public Health program.
2. Create a Login to the Graduate Application Portal
Applicants create a login to the graduate application portal following the directions received by e-mail. The applicant ID number (provided with submission of an MSU application) is required.
Applicants who have submitted their application and have not received an e-mail with instructions regarding their applicant portal, should contact the university’s Office of Admissions at (517) 355-8332. The Office of Admissions should also be contacted if difficulties with the applicant portal arise during the application process.
3. Submit Application Materials Required by the Master of Public Health Degree Program
Applicants must submit the following materials using the graduate application portal:
- Three Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Resume or CV
- Test scores form a standardized graduate or professional school test (for MPH applicants only)
- Academic statement (optional)
Applicants must submit the following materials directly to the MPH program or the MSU Office of Admissions:
- Official transcripts directly from the institution
- International Applicants: official English language proficiency test scores
Questions regarding application status are to be directed through the application portal e-messaging system.
Direct any questions or issues with the application portal to the Office of Admissions at (517) 355-8332.