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, 2016  -  Applications for the Master of Public Health program are currently being accepted for FALL 2016 -- Apply today!


M.P.H. Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the MPH degree? Plan to attend one of our information sessions. (Location details will be announced shortly--please check back!)

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 required. For more information, please contact us at 331-5570.

  • September 28, 2015 at 9:00 am on the Allendale campus
  • September 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, room 123 (downtown)
  • September 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Richard M. DeVos Center (downtown)
  • October 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm on the Allendale campus


MPH Orientation

August 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

MPH Orientation is mandatory for MPH Class of 2017. CHS, Room 123

Michigan's Premier Public Health Conference

October 7, 2015 All Day

October 7-8, 2015                      Preconference: October 6, 2015

GLC-SOPHE Conference

October 20, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

American Public Health Association Conference

November 1, 2015 All Day

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2015 APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession...

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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.