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.


  • 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.
  • Flexible. Available to full or part-time students, to accommodate working professionals.
  • Convenient. Courses are offered at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids. Approximately 25% of courses are offered as online or hybrid format.


Master of Public Health admission requirements are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Accepting applications for consideration for Fall 2014's class now until April 25, 2014

Courses Offered

The Master of Public Health program is a minimum of 60-63 credits.

Click here to see the course list.


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.








Page last modified March 27, 2014