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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 are being accepted for FALL 2017-- Apply today!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply today - spots in our Fall 2016 Traverse City cohort are filling fast! Select "Master of Public Health - Traverse City" for your program selection.

 
 
 

MPH is headed to Traverse City!

We are extremely excited to announce that our M.P.H. program at GVSU is growing and expanding north in 2016! The Traverse City Regional Center will welcome a small cohort of public health graduate students, for the M.P.H. - Health Promotion emphasis, beginning in FALL 2016!

Applications for the TC program are still being accepted. Learn more about M.P.H. at Traverse City here. We also suggest you plan to attend one of our MPH Traverse City Open Houses:

  • Monday, July 11: 5:00-6:00pm - RSVP
  • Tuesday, July 12: noon-1:00pm - RSVP

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Traverse City Regional Center

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Events

MPH - Traverse City Open House

July 11, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MPH - Traverse City Open House

July 12, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session

July 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session

July 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session

July 27, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Master of Public Health (MPH) Information Session

July 28, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Global Health Showcase 2016

October 14, 2016 All Day

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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, July 25 at 1:00pm, in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Room 127 (downtown campus)
  • Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00am, on the Allendale campus, Kirkof Center, Room 1142
  • Wednesday, July 27 at 7:00pm, in the DeVos Center, Room 117E (downtown campus)
  • Thursday, July 28 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, July 26 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.

Looking to talk to someone specifically about the MPH program in Traverse City? Attend an Open House at the Traverse City Regional Center.

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.