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Accreditation News!

(6/21/16)  The governing body for the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for programs in public health, has granted candidacy status for the GVSU Public Health program (MPH). This is the initial accreditation category for public health programs. CEPH's procedures provide that the Department of Public Health has up to two years to undertake a self-study and submit a self-study document. An on-site visit by a team of peer reviewers will follow the self-study submission. We are excited to be undertaking this next step in the process for full CEPH accreditation!

Council on Education for Public Health: 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Phone: 202.789.1050. www.ceph.org


Grand Valley State University's Master of Public Health (MPH), offered by the Department of Public Health, prepares students by enhancing career opportunities through the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative problem solving research skills, service, and experiential learning. Public health professionals promote good health and prevent disease within communities. The MPH provides graduate and community-based education and research grounded in social justice to help meet these goals.

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Experience. Includes field experience in public health practice, optional global learning in public health, and practicum placements within the community.

In-demand. By 2022, public health employment is expected to grow 22 percent nationally and by 12 percent in Michigan.

Convenient. Courses are offered at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids.

Important Dates:

March 1, 2017 - Applications for the Master of Public Health program in Grand Rapids and Traverse City are being accepted for FALL 2017-- Apply today! Choose "Master of Public Health - Grand Rapids" or "Master of Public Health - Traverse City" on the application to indicate your program selection.

 
 
 

MPH is now in Traverse City!

The M.P.H. program at GVSU has grown and expanded north in 2016! The Traverse City Regional Center has welcomed its first cohort of public health graduate students, for the M.P.H. - Health Promotion emphasis, for FALL 2016!

Applications for Fall 2017 are now being accepted. Learn more about M.P.H. at Traverse City here.

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Traverse City Regional Center

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Interested in Joining the MPH Program for Fall 2017?

We invite you to attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Join the Director of the MPH program, Dr. Ranelle Brew, to learn how and why you should earn your Master of Public Health at Grand Valley State University. No registration is required. For more information, please contact us at 616-331-5570.

  • Monday, Oct. 24 at 1:00pm, in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Room 440 (downtown campus)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10:00am, on the Allendale campus, Kirkof Center, Room 1142
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 5:00pm, in the DeVos Center, Room 303C - Founder's Room (downtown campus)
  • Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4:00pm, on the Allendale campus, Kirkof Center, Room 1142

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Unable to attend an on-campus MPH Info Session? Join us for an interactive Online MPH Info Session!

Dr. Ranelle Brew will be hosting an online MPH Info Session Webinar:

  • Tuesday, Oct 25 at 3:00pm

Registration for the online session is required. Register here. Registrants will receive an email link approximately 1-2 days prior to the online session. Use of the Google Chrome browser is required. Please note that the MPH degree program is not an online program.

Admissions

The Public Health M.P.H. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for anyone who has previously applied to Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Public Health M.P.H. program is a minimum of 51-54 credits.

See the full course list.


National Public Health Week, 2016!

Don't Fret if You Missed It -- Catch Up With all of This Year's NPHW Activities and Information!

Click here to view our NPHW 2016 themes, recaps of NPHW events, plus other NPHW information and resources.