In light of the public health emergency we are all facing and the mandated restrictions for contact, the office for the Department of Public Health, along with the CHP Dean’s office and all other departmental/program offices, is physically closed and available by remote access only.
Please email your inquiries to the specific contacts below and limit telephone calls to matters that cannot be handled by email. 

Stay healthy, calm, and informed...we will get through this together. Thank you!


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

Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

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 Public Health

Learn more about the graduate admission requirements and the application process for Public Health, M.P.H.

Attend an MPH Information Event.

Coming in 2020! Our new M.P.H. Hybrid Program is launching with a Fall 2020 cohort. See the announcement below

Introducing the MPH Hybrid Program!

Applicants for Fall 2020 will now select from one of two program format options: Traditional (In-Seat) Program or Hybrid Program.

The hybrid program is designed primarily for the adult learner and nontraditional student wishing to pursue an MPH degree with either an Epidemiology or a Health Promotion emphasis. Students in the hybrid cohort meet only one Saturday each semester, 8:00am-6:00pm, at Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The hybrid format provides the same high-quality, graduate education as the traditional MPH program and is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Learn more about the MPH Hybrid Program and our Traditional MPH Program by joining one of our Online MPH Information Session (webinar) or attending an MPH Open House!

MPH Information Events
MPH Information Events

Learn how & why you should earn your MPH at GVSU!

We invite you to attend one of our many information events - choose the format and date which works best for you!  We offer several different types of engagement - both on campus and off campus, in-person and remotely.

Attend an MPH Information Event

Important Dates

Applications for the Master of Public Health program are being accepted for Fall 2020.

The application deadline has been extended! Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis, for a limited time.

Apply to the GVSU Master of Public Health program today! 

DID YOU KNOW? GVSU does not charge out-of-state tuition for Graduate students!

Find more information about tuition rates here.

Accreditation News!

(7/1/19)  The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors acted at its June 13-15, 2019 meeting to accredit the Master of Public Health program at GVSU for a five-year term. Based on CEPH procedures and the documentation submitted, the program's initial accreditation date is recorded as June 18, 2016. The accreditation term extends until July 1, 2024, pending the program's continued documentation of compliance through annual reporting, and any other reporting required by the Council. The official accreditation report and final self-study are available upon request; to obtain copies, please contact our program director, Dr. Ranelle Brew (

Learn more about our program's CEPH Accreditation.

“The program has taught me that there are many people out in the field who are willing to help you. I have become more confident in my abilities, and I'm more understanding of those around me.”

Sarah Schmidt