A key feature of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Michigan State University (MSU) is the emphasis on applied knowledge. Public health students are engaged in coursework and practical training to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform, successfully, as a public health professional in the United States and internationally.
The Master of Public Health degree, conferred by the College of Human Medicine at MSU, is a rigorous, 43-credit, terminal, professional degree designed to meet the expectations of the MPH Foundational Knowledge and Competencies as defined by the Council on Education for Public Health. All required courses and student advising are delivered entirely online. Studies may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Though courses are not self-paced, students do have the flexibility to log in to their courses at the time of day that best suits their schedules. Students are expected to participate regularly in their courses and maintain good attendance.