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 2022, public health employment is expected to grow 22 percent nationally and by 12 percent in Michigan.
Hurry! Applications for the Fall 2017 Master of Public Health program in Grand Rapids are still being accepted for a limited time.
Applications for Fall 2018 MPH in Traverse City will be considered for rolling admission until Feb 1
The Public Health M.P.H. program is a minimum of 51-54 credits.
See the full course list.
Interested in Learning More About the MPH Program?
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.
- Tuesday, June 13 at 12:00pm, in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Room 127 (downtown campus)
- Thursday, June 15 at 3:00pm, on the Allendale campus, Kirkhof Center, Room 2259
MPH is now in Traverse City!
The M.P.H. program at GVSU grew and expanded north in 2016. The Traverse City Regional Center welcomed its first cohort of public health graduate students, for the M.P.H. - Health Promotion emphasis in Fall 2016.
Applications for Fall 2018 are now being accepted. Learn more about M.P.H. at Traverse City here.
(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