The online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, conferred through the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, is for anyone with a passion for improving health on a large scale. Our MPH program is rigorous with faculty that brings real-world problems and solutions to promote healthy communities into the online classroom. The MSU MPH degree allows students to choose elective courses that fit their personal and professional goals, as many students choose to concentrate their electives in specific areas based on knowledge gained from their core curriculum coursework.
Our entirely online program was specifically designed to fit busy lifestyles. Our program is perfect for mid-career professionals who want to engage in preventive health, and appropriate for new and recent undergraduates from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, anthropology, business, law, dietetics, nursing, and more. The MPH may be taken as part of a dual degree with other master's and terminal degree programs at Michigan State University.
Our online course delivery and learning system, Desire2 Learn (D2L), allows us to offer asynchronous courses so that students with different schedules in a variety of time zones are able to complete the required assignments when it is most convenient for them. Student engagement with faculty and classmates increase through online discussion boards, group projects, and presentations.
The future looks very bright for graduates with a Master of Public Health degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, over 250,000 more public health professionals will be needed to fill critical leadership positions in private, non-profit, government, and international organizations.