Application Information

Please Note: We are no longer requiring the GRE (or any other graduate or professional school test scores) for admission to our program.

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.

Application Deadlines

Applicants with international transcripts are encouraged to request their official transcripts to be sent at least two months prior to the posted deadlines below.

SemesterClasses BeginApplication Deadlines
Fall Late August May 31, 11:59p.m.
Spring January September 30, 11:59p.m.   
Summer May February 28, 11:59p.m.


Application Requirements

Including expectations for each application requirement as well as submission instructions.

 Master of Public Health
 Master of Public Health - International Applicants
 Core Disciplines of Public Health Graduate Certificate


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.


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 can submit an application for an application fee waiver by completing the form here. Application fee waivers will not be approved until all application materials have been submitted. Approved applications will not reflect the paid fee prior to review by the Admissions Committee. Please contact MPH General Information with any questions.

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.  Submit Application Materials Required by the Master of Public Health Degree Program

Applicants must submit the following materials using the graduate application portal.  Please click on each application requirement for details regarding submission instructions and Admissions Committee expectations. 

Applicants must submit the following materials directly to the MPH program or the MSU Office of Admissions:

Virtual Information Webinars

The MSU Master of Public Health (MPH) Virtual Information Webinar gives prospective students the opportunity to learn more about Michigan State University's online public health program. Prospective students can explore the benefits of joining over 600 Spartans in public health and the importance of becoming a part of public health in action.

Application Status

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.


Flexible, Online Program

43-credit, terminal, professional degree emphasizes applied knowledge. Enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Required courses and student advising are delivered entirely online.

GRE waiver for all applicants.


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Seeking scholarship applicants that live or work in the Greater Flint community. Students with a fall 2022 semester start will be given priority. 


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Prospective and current students can speak directly with an academic advisor.


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Online Master of
Public Health Degree Office

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