Welcome to the Department of Public Health at Grand Valley State University. Public Health professionals promote good health and prevent disease within communities. Grand Valley prepares students through our new and emerging programs, offering community-based education and research grounded in social justice.

Academic Programs

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Application Information


Beginning Fall 2016

Beginning Fall 2016

Welcome to the Department of Public Health. We offer new and emerging programs at GVSU that will continue to expand in the coming years.

Visit this page for more information about the graduate admission requirements and the application process.

New program! Clinical Dietetics (M.S.C.D.) - Classes begin Fall 2016!

New location! The Master of Public Health (M.P. H.) degree program will be offered at the Traverse City Regional Center, beginning Fall 2016!

National Public Health Week 2016!

Catch Up With all of our Recent NPHW Activities and Information

Click here to view our NPHW 2016 themes, recaps of NPHW events, plus other NPHW information and resources.


Public Health is a Certified Healthy Department

Public Health recently received recognition as a "Certified Healthy Department" by the GVSU Health and Wellness team! President Haas, along with the Health & Wellness team, visited on Feb. 3 to present a plaque and award letter. Grand Valley aims to be the Healthiest Campus in Michigan, and one way they encourage us to embrace and support a culture of health and wellness is through the Certified Health Department Program. Thirteen departments earned the certified health designation for 2015. We are proud to be a part of this valuable program!

Read more about GVSU's Certified Healthy Department program.


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