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, and uses collaborative partnerships to meet diverse community health needs through educating future leaders, and promoting social justice and excellence in practice.

Academic Programs

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

Application Information


We're Growing!

We're Growing!

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

Program News for the Department of Public Health

Visit this page for more information about the graduate admission requirements and the application process for Public Health, M.P.H.

The Department of Public Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Julia VanderMolen!

Public Health is a Certified Healthy Department - Again!

Public Health recently received its second, consecutive recognition as a "Certified Healthy Department" by the GVSU Health and Wellness team! 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. Fourteen departments earned the certified health designation for 2016 - read the Lanthorn article here. We are proud to be a part of this valuable program!

Read more about GVSU's Certified Healthy Department program.

News to Know

GVSU no longer charges out-of-state tuition for Graduate students!

GVSU's Graduate tuition rate is no longer based on residency. Find more information about tuition rates here.

Program News for PUBLIC HEALTH

Application deadlines have been extended! HURRY - Applications for Fall 2017 in Grand Rapids will be accepted only for a limited time. Apply today! 

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, September 12 – 10am – Allendale, Kirkhof Center Room 1142
  • Wednesday, September 13 – 6pm – DeVos Building Room 302E
  • Thursday, September 14 – 12pm – CHS Room 115

Campus maps and directions...


Unable to attend an on-campus MPH Info Session? Join us for an interactive Online MPH Info Session!

Dr. Ranelle Brew will be hosting a webinar MPH Info Session:

  • Tuesday, September 12 – 3pm – Webinar

Pre-registration for online sessions is required--Register here.

Registrants will receive an email link/login approximately 3-4 days prior to the online session. Use of Google Chrome is required for the session, but sessions are accessible using your desktop, laptop, notebook/tablet, and smartphone. Please note that the MPH degree program is not an online program.

Campus maps and directions...


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. http://www.ceph.org/

Go to the Master of Public Health website...

Looking for Clinical Dietetics?


The Clinical Dietetics program is now under the Allied Health Sciences department. Their offices are located at 515 Michigan Street, Suite 200.


Go to the Clinical Dietetics website...

Page last modified August 9, 2017