Division of
Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Why Choose MSU For An MPH?

The online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, conferred through the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU), is for anyone with a passion for improving health on a large scale. Our MPH program is rigorous with faculty that bring experience with real-world problems and solutions to promote healthy communities into the online classroom. The MSU MPH is a generalist degree allows students to choose elective courses that fit their personal and professional goals.

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 in conjunction with other master's and terminal degree programs at Michigan State University.

Our online course delivery and learning system, 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.  Advancing public health across the globe, we are pleased to maintain the intensity and rigor of an in-person graduate program in our online coursework.

Dual Enrollment Options

The MPH at MSU offers a dual enrollment option to students already admitted to an MSU graduate or professional degree program.  Dual enrollment allows MPH students to share up to nine approved credits between their two degree programs.  Please visit our Dual Enrollment page for more information.


MSU's MPH program offers competetive tuition rates and we do not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency.  Please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information.

International Opportunities

The Public Health in Ghana: Methods for Community Practice course allows students to combine classroom lectures with a five-week study abroad field experience.  Students have the option to take this course as an elective or use it as their practicum experience.  Please visit our International Opportunities page for more information.

Quick Facts

  • Established in 2008 in Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Human Medicine.
  • Provides students with opportunities for coursework, research, and outreach.
  • Key feature of the program is emphasis on applied knowledge.
  • Students obtain knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform as public health professionals in the United States and abroad.
  • Degree conferred from the MSU College of Human Medicine.

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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