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Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences

The online Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health provides cutting-edge multidisciplinary education for those seeking to create a healthier world through research, education, and practice. To prepare to become leaders in the field, MPH students build expertise in core public health concepts and customize their learning with skill development in areas like precision nutrition, health communications, data analysis, environmental epidemiology, and more.

The comprehensive MPH curriculum equips students to tackle complex health challenges such as chronic and infectious diseases, obesity and food insecurity, health care quality and costs, climate change and environmental health determinants, and the health impact of socioeconomic inequalities. Each student gains real-world experience through applied practice experiences with professionals in the public health sector.

  • 20-22 Months
    Adjust your course load to fit your schedule
  • 42 Credits
    Completed through 21+ courses
  • 100% Online
    No on-campus component

Skills You'll Gain

  • Analyze and interpret population health data

  • Separate fact from fiction in health statistics and health studies

  • Communicate and engage with diverse stakeholders around population health improvement

  • Dive deeper into a population health field, such as environmental health, health care finance, or precision nutrition

Who is this Degree for?

Whether you want to do extensive academic research, work in the field in remote parts of the world, or lead health policy at organizations like the WHO or CDC, this degree is designed to shape 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.

At this time, the University of Michigan's Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences will only be offered to admitted United States citizens and residents. A network of vetted partners is essential for this degree and the university is building its network globally with the intention of opening this degree to non-U.S. students in the near future.

Distance Education Disclosure

Current and prospective online students are advised to review the notices provided on our Distance Education Disclosures page. This page contains institutional policies and federally required disclosures that impact online students, including information about the state authorization and professional licensure status of the university's online programs, unique complaint procedures available to out-of-state online students, and important notices for international students.