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Effective August 6, 2021, the Master of Public Health program will become part of the newly established School of Interdisciplinary Health (SIH), within the College of Health Professions. The School combines three existing departments into one unit: Departments of Allied Health Sciences, Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences, and Public Health. SIH currently houses 3 existing masters programs and 9 undergraduate programs and is led by Dr. Randy Wyble, School Director.
Welcome to the School of Interdisciplinary Science's Public Health program 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.
Welcome to Public Health, now within the new School of Interdisciplinary Sciences. We offer new and emerging programs at GVSU that will continue to expand in the coming years.
We have a new combined degree program beginning Fall 2021! Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.S. in allied health sciences (AHS) and MPH within the accelerated time frame.
NMU students now have an opportunity for direct admittance into the GVSU MPH program. Learn more about GVSU MPH program.
Did you know? GVSU does not charge out-of-state tuition for Graduate students!
Applications for the Master of Public Health program are still being accepted for Fall 2022.
Priority Admission application deadline - November 1
Application deadline - March 1
Applications received after 3/1/21 will be considered for rolling admissions.
“The M.P.H. program has truly impacted my life. The specific coursework I participated in prepared me for a broad scope of practice in the public health field. I was challenged, encouraged, and motivated by my professors, and that resulted in my ability to impact the world through public health practice. As a graduate of the program I was able to experience the camaraderie of a cohort, the mentorship of dedicated professors, and a health education curriculum that prepared me for practice in the community.”
MPH Program News
New Agreement Offers Direct Admittance to NMU Students!
We are thrilled to officially announce a new partnership between GVSU's Master of Public Health program and Northern Michigan University! Students in NMU's School of Health and Human Performance will now have the opportunity to be directly admitted into our MPH program. Read more about the new articulation agreement here.
Introducing the MPH Hybrid Program!
Applicants are now able to 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. Hybrid courses meet only one weekend (Saturday, or Friday night + Saturday) each semester 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!
(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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)