Grand Valley State University's Master of Public Health (MPH), offered by the Department of Public Health, prepares students by enhancing career opportunities through the acquisition of quantitative and qualitative problem solving research skills, service, and experiential learning. Public health professionals promote good health and prevent disease within communities. The MPH provides graduate and community-based education and research grounded in social justice to help meet these goals.

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Experience. Includes field experience in public health practice, optional global learning in public health, and practicum placements within the community.

In-demand. By 2018, public health employment is expected to grow 18 percent nationally and by 12 percent in Michigan.

Convenient. Courses are offered at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids.

Information Sessions

Learn more at one of our upcoming MPH Information Sessions!

  • 1/12/15 - Center for Health Sciences (CHS) Room 240, 2:00 pm
  • 1/13/15 - Mackinac Hall (MAK) Room A1161, 5:00 pm
  • 1/14/15 - Center for Health Sciences (CHS) Room 240, 10:00 am
  • 1/15/15 - Richard M DeVos Center (DEV) Room E302, 12:00 pm
  • 1/16/15 - Mackinac Hall (MAK) Room A1161, 3:00 pm


The Public Health M.P.H. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for anyone who has previously applied to Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Public Health M.P.H. program is a minimum of 60-63 credits.

See the full course list.