Accredited diploma

Offered by University of Michigan

Taught in English

Engage in group discussions with professors and peers

24 months

42 credit hours

100% online

The MPH degree offers true flexibility

$46,000 - 50,000 USD*

*A student's tuition rate is determined by residency.

Learn to solve real-world public health challenges with a master's from the #5 school of public health.*

Prepare to become a public health leader and earn your Master of Public Health (MPH) in Population and Health Sciences from University of Michigan. You’ll learn to tackle complex health challenges such as chronic and infectious diseases, health care and climate change, and address the many ways socioeconomic inequalities negatively impact health. Through hands-on projects and Applied Practice Experiences (APEx), you can customize the curriculum for your individual goals and build the skills and experience necessary to advance your career.

*Source: U.S. News and World Report

What makes this degree unique?

Gain the hands-on experience needed to advance your career. Gain exposure to the practical demands of working in the public health field through several engaged learning experiences built into the degree program. You will support an actual public health organization, work with real-world datasets, and conduct research relevant to current health issues as part of the curriculum. Whether you are looking to change careers or seek a promotion, you can build your portfolio and apply learnings directly on the job.

Experience 50+ courses taught by world-class faculty. Learn from the same faculty that teach on campus at the #2-ranked public school of public health.* You will build foundational knowledge from different disciplines of public health and choose from dozens of electives based on your career interests — such as precision health, health data, sustainability, and population health. Plus, you will benefit from mentorship and guidance of instructors who are experts and leaders in their field.

Learn where you want, when you want. The MPH is ideal for working professionals, those with families, or anyone seeking to enhance their public health knowledge and skills without giving up the rest of their lives. With its fully-online format, you have the freedom to access coursework, participate in classes, and connect with peers on a schedule that is convenient for them.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Applications open: September 1, 2023
  • Priority deadline: February 1, 2024
  • Final deadline: May 15, 2024

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"I have learned a lot about equity from my classmates and the work they do. They have taught me so much and brought so much to my clinical and advocacy work and will enrich the work I’m able to do in the future."


"It was challenging dealing with family health issues, but it was also rewarding in a way — I could bring back what I was learning and implement that in ways that would help my family navigate the medical system."

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"I found Michigan Public Health’s online MPH, and liked how it could fit into the life I had already begun to build."

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Michigan's School of Public Health offers courses on Coursera that can help you decide whether the Master of Public Health (MPH) program is the right fit before you apply.

For example, you can learn how environmental factors affect health with the Impacts of the Environment on Global Public Health Specialization. In this specialization, you will explore how many public health outcomes are directly influenced by human contact with the environment.

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About the Program


Strong applicants come from a variety of backgrounds, but individuals with professional experience in a health-related field or industry with strong verbal, analytical, and quantitative skills are encouraged. GRE or MCAT scores are not required.

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While other top MPH programs require students to specialize in a single area, the Michigan MPH emphasizes students’ mastery of core concepts and provides flexibility to gain expertise in one of several sub-fields.

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The School of Public Health’s global alumni network is more than 17,000 strong, and the University of Michigan’s overall alumni network ranks as one of the largest in the world, comprising more than 630,000 living graduates.

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Student Experience

The online MPH degree program is developed and taught by the same University of Michigan faculty who teach on campus. Students have regular access to faculty through virtual office hours and email. Online students are full members of the Michigan community, with access to a wide range of student services, including career counseling and free Michigan Online course certificate programs across learning disciplines.

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About the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is one of the oldest and most respected U.S. schools of public health. The University of Michigan is the #1 ranked public research university in the United States by the National Science Foundation.

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Michigan Public Health offers online Specializations and free-to-audit courses on Coursera to help you decide whether Michigan online learning is right for you.

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