Program Overview

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree available from Michigan State University will consist of a completely online curriculum. MSU has also a two-year, 42-credit program for MPH available in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In this program, students will take five of the six 3-credit core courses and one elective in Knowledge Village in Dubai. When students choose to not participate in the Dubai program and simply take the completely online course, they can choose to begin in any semester on a full or part-time basis.

Students will participate in core courses, electives, and culminating experience course work. Core courses include Introduction to Public Health, Biostatistics for Public Health, Epidemiology and Public Health, Public Health Administration, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health, and Environmental Factors of Health. The culminating experience, which is the last part of the program, students in this MPH program will complete a Capstone paper. This paper should demonstrate the student’s ability to understand public health fundamentals as well as apply their learned knowledge from courses and the required Practicum/Internship.

In order to apply for this program, students need to have a Bachelor’s degree, standardized graduate or professional school test results, three letters of recommendation, a personal essay, and a Supplemental Information Form. Students will also need to complete a tutorial for Angel, MSU’s course delivery system.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


    Students must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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