University of Michigan


Application Process

The application for the MPH Fall 2022 cohort is now open.

The priority application deadline is February 1 and the final application deadline is May 15. Classes begin in August 2022.

The University of Michigan's Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences is only offered to admitted United States citizens and residents. However, the School of Public Health also offers a similar online degree program, the Master of Science in Population and Health Sciences, which is available to international applicants.

Applicants for the degree program must have:

  • 4-year bachelor's degree conferred from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent (WES ICAP verification for international)
  • Statement of purpose/objectives (1,500 words)
  • Reflective essay (500 words)
  • Resume/CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic contacts
  • Standardized test scores are not required for applicants applying to Michigan Public Health's online master's degree programs for the fall 2021 academic year.

For applicants whose native language is not English, please refer to our Language Proficiency Requirements for minimum TOEFL score requirements and information on other English Proficiency Exams accepted.

For more detailed information, please view our Requirements page.

Applications to our Master of Public Health programs are collected through SOPHAS, the Schools of Public Health Application Service. Any individuals applying to a residential and online program, if admitted to both, must choose one before matriculation.

Learn more about the full application process and access SOPHAS here.

Who is this degree for?

This degree is designed to train the public health leaders of the future. Our applicants come from a variety of backgrounds, but many of our students have professional experience in a health-related field or industry and strong verbal and analytical skills.

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.

We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.