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.

Important Dates:

February 1, 2016  -  Applications for the Master of Public Health program are currently being accepted for FALL 2016 -- Apply today!


M.P.H. Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the MPH degree? Plan to attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Join the Director of the MPH program, Dr. Ranelle Brew, to learn how and why you should earn your Master of Public Health at Grand Valley State University. No registration required. For more information, please contact us at 331-5570.

  • November 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm on the Allendale campus; Kirkhof Center, Rm 1142
  • November 17, 2015 at 10:00 am in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Rm 123 (downtown)
  • November 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm on the Allendale campus; Lake Superior Hall (LSH), Rm 229
  • November 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the DeVos Center (DEV), Rm 117-E

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Public Health Society Meeting

October 13, 2015 9:00 PM

Global Health Showcase 2015

October 16, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The College of Health Professions invites everyone to their Global Health Showcase 2015 in Loosemore Auditorium (DEV). The Showcase features Christopher P. Weis as keynote speaker, as well as presentations...

GLC-SOPHE Conference

October 20, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

American Public Health Association Conference

November 1, 2015 All Day

Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2015 APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession...

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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.