Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Mission, Vision, and Values

Master of Public Health Mission:

Spartans will create and promote health equity and social justice through:

  • a creative, dynamic, practice-infused, public health curriculum;
  • community/academic, partnership-informed, public health practice, research, and service;
  • collaboration with communities;
  • development of transferable public health skills.


Master of Public Health Vision:

Spartans will transform the world by creating and promoting health equity and social justice within their communities and health systems.


Master of Public Health Values:

The Master of Public Health program will be guided by our values to produce in ourselves effective leaders.

  • We will strive towards excellence of being and doing at all levels of our program – our operations, self-development, instruction, research, and service – through assessment for quality improvement.
  • We will be leaders in innovation by providing an evolving curriculum and practice opportunities to meet the changing needs of adult learners and workforce development using creative and engaging technologies.
  • We are committed to accomplishing health equity within communities we serve.
  • We are committed to collaborative community engagement that represents true teamwork, ownership, effective communication, and inclusion.  We will partner with communities with mutual respect and shared responsibility for the promotion of health and wellness for American and global communities by translating and disseminating public health evidence into practice, policymaking, and advocacy.
  • We will operate with, and hold each other accountable to, unyielding ethical practice (personal and professional), integrity, and honesty in our work – teaching, learning, research, practice, and partnerships.

MPH 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 visit, https://esp.msu.edu/StateSummary.pdf, for the most up-to-date approved and restricted states.  For more information, please visit MSU's State Authorization website, https://esp.msu.edu/stateauth.asp.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Contact Us:

Online Master of
Public Health Degree Office

200 East 1st Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-5601
(810) 600-5699

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