Master of Public Health

About MPH at WMU

The Master of Public Health degree is an exciting offering from the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs and the College of Health and Human Services at WMU. 

Please note: At this time, WMU does not issue Forms I-20 (for prospective F-1 students) for the MPH program.

The field of public health is growing and evolving rapidly. The MPH at WMU is designed to prepare leaders for this exciting field. It's a generalist degree, which focuses on five core areas within public health:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental health sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services administration
  • Social and behavioral sciences

The World Health Organization defines health as "physical, mental, and social well-being, not simply the absence of disease." The Master of Public Health at WMU is designed for innovative individuals who are interested in these aspects of health, as well as the traditional areas of public health.

Hybrid format

The degree is offered in a hybrid format, which means that much of the coursework is completed online. Face-to-face meetings, which occur two weekends each semester and one week during the summer, are at the WMU-Grand Rapids, Downtown location.

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