The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is a widely recognized professional credential for those seeking leadership and managerial positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations in Public Health.
Faculty in the MPH program at CMU are committed public health professionals with broad and diverse national and international experiences in public health. They are recognized among their peers with awards and responsibilities on editorial boards and within professional organizations.
They take their job of preparing the next generation of public health professionals very seriously.
Through a rigorous curriculum, research, and culminating experiences, the MPH program at CMU prepares students to manage and lead public health organizations and/or design culturally-responsive behavioral and social interventions to address health challenges affecting rural and underserved populations across the state, country, and globally. Our students gain a skills-based education to become leaders in their fields of specialization.
The field of public health is increasingly becoming a vital part of our daily lives. Public health practitioners make a difference in people’s lives by researching and controlling the spread of diseases, running awareness campaigns and advising community members or setting policies to improve population health. We are thrilled to prepare our students for a rewarding career.
VISION, MISSION AND VALUES
Healthy people in healthy communities.
The mission of CMU’s Public Health Programs is to promote and protect the health of rural and underserved communities in Michigan, the nation, and the world through education, research, and service.
Goal I: Education
Provide innovative and stimulating environments to prepare learners with knowledge and skills to address the core functions of public health in rural and underserved communities in Michigan, the nation, and the world.
Goal II: Research
Conduct and disseminate relevant and collaborative research that advances public health knowledge and promotes population health and health equity in rural and underserved communities.
Goal III: Service
Engage faculty, learners, and community partners in collaborative service with cultural humility to leverage their capacity to improve health in rural and underserved populations.
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Medicine & Health, Public Health
2 years | Full time
Foundational Courses (19 hours)
MPH 640 Biostatistics in Public Health
MPH 642 Social & Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
MPH 646 Epidemiology for Public Health
MPH 648 Health Policy and Management
MPH 650 Biological Basis of Public Health
MPH 652 Environmental Health Sciences
Required Courses (14 hours)
MPH 644 Rural Health
MPH 654 Public Health Leadership
MPH 655 Program Planning and Evaluation
MPH 670 Methods in Public Health ResearchMPH 790 Applied Practice Experience
Required Culminating Experience (3-6 hours) Select one of the following:
MPH 796 Integrative Learning Experience
MPH 798 Thesis
Public Health Practice Concentration (12 hours)
MPH 662 Public Health and Aging
MPH 664 Public Health Communication and Informatics
MPH 666 Substance Abuse Services
MPH 667 Maternal and Child Health
Total: 48 semester hours
Out-of-State Merit Graduate Tuition Award
The Out-of-State Merit Graduate Tuition Award is available to all students (U.S. and international) and applies to the student’s entire academic degree program, provided the student maintains a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. To qualify the student must demonstrate the following accomplishments:
A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on the U.S. 4.0 scale
An appropriate entrance exam score
GRE (Graduate Records Exam): GRE Verbal score of at least 157 and GRE Quantitative score of at least 152.
The old GRE test equivalents are 560 Verbal and 660 Quantitative; or
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test): Minimum GMAT score of 600; or
MAT (Miller Analogies Test): Minimum MAT score of 418.
Proof of English Proficiency (required only from non-native speakers of English)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum score of 100 (ibt) or 600 (pbt); or
IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum score of 7.