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.

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 Process

1.  Submit the Appropriate Application

Applicants access the MSU Application for Graduate Study, complete the application, and pay the application fee.

  • 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.
  • Please note: application fees cannot be refunded. Please do not pay the application fee if you are applying for a waiver.

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 to the graduate application.  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:

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 June 1, 11:59p.m.
Spring January October 1, 11:59p.m.   
Summer May March 1, 11:59p.m.


Application Requirements

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

 Master of Public Health
 Core Disciplines of Public Health Graduate Certificate


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 to

Direct any questions or issues with the application system to the Office of Admissions at (517) 355-8332.

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.