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!

Interested in learning how you can earn your MPH degree at GVSU? It's as easy as 1-2-3!

1.   Attend one of our upcoming, Allendale or Grand Rapids 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 GR 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 (downtown GR campus)
  • Thursday, May 19 at 4:00pm, on the Allendale campus, Kirkof Center, Room 1142

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2.   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.

3.  Looking to talk to someone specifically about the MPH program in Traverse City? Attend an Open House with MPH-TC Program Leader, Dr. Heather Wallace, at the Traverse City Regional Center. Click on the links below for more event information and to RSVP:

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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