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Want to learn more about the M.P.H. degree at GVSU?

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, May 16 at 1:00pm, in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Room 240 (downtown campus)
  • Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00am, on the Allendale campus, Kirkof Center, Room 1142
  • Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm, in the DeVos Center, Room 302E
  • Thursday, May 19 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, May 17 at 12:00pm

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.

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:

Applications for the Master of Public Health program in Grand Rapids are still being accepted for FALL 2016-- Apply today!

May 1, 2016 -  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.


Breaking News in GVSU Public Health!

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:

  • Thursday, June 9: 5:00-6:00pm - RSVP
  • Friday, June 10: noon-1:00pm - RSVP
  • 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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MPH - Traverse City Open House

June 9, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MPH - Traverse City Open House

June 10, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Global Health Showcase 2016

October 14, 2016 All Day

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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.

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.