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 2018, public health employment is expected to grow 18 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:

February 1, 2015  -  MPH Early Bird Application Deadline

Missed the deadline, but still interested in starting classes Fall 2015? Applications after the Early Bird deadline will be approved on a rolling basis, until April 1, 2015. Don't delay -- Apply today!

March 31, 2015 -  Film Screening & Discussion: The Waiting Room  Tuesday, 3/31/15, 6:30 - 8:30pm in Hager Auditorium, Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences, 301 Michigan Ave. NE, Grand Rapids. All are welcome!



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 60-63 credits.

See the full course list.