12 months
21258 USD/year
21258 USD/year
15948 USD/year
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The Public Health program at Oakland University turns the whole community into your classroom. You’ll tackle real-world public health challenges through our MPH degree’s unique community-based participatory research model, working face to face with local residents, public health officials, nonprofit advocates, and health care providers.


MPH Degree: The Oakland University Advantage

Our extensive partnerships in Southeast Michigan create unique opportunities for students in our MPH degree. You’ll interact with and learn from a wide range of public health stakeholders, acquiring an exceptionally broad perspective that equips you for all kinds of public health careers. The medical school adds further value to the Public Health program at Oakland University, providing you with access to medical experts, data, clinics, and research opportunities.

In addition, our MPH degree stands out for its strengths in:
  • Diversity and social justice. Our MPH program allows you to work with people of all types, including low-income families, immigrants, people of color, children, and other populations who lack equal access to health care. You’ll have opportunities to help organize, educate, and empower these communities, acquiring skills that many MPH degrees neglect.
  • Applied research. We require 16 credits of research-oriented coursework in our MPH degree, including a capstone project consisting of supervised, self-directed research. Many MPH students exceed these requirements and engage in extracurricular research, working independently or in collaboration with faculty and/or public health professionals off campus.
  • Results-oriented expertise. You’ll acquire practical tools in our MPH program, using an evidence-based approach that helps you solve problems and maximize health benefits. By the time you complete the MPH degree, you’ll know how to assess community capacities, identify needs, evaluate programs, measure outcomes, and design new solutions.
  • Faculty engagement. Instructors in our MPH program are immersed in the community as researchers, consultants, and collaborators. Their connections can help you get involved in research projects, service-learning activities, professional internships, and other opportunities that can put your public health career on the fast track.
  • Rigorous academics. Oakland University’s master in public health degree is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). You’ll earn a highly interdisciplinary MPH that integrates concepts from the health sciences, public administration, environmental health, mental health, statistics, education, nursing, exercise science, and other fields.

Public Health Careers

Demand for MPH graduates is expanding rapidly. An aging population, reforms to health care laws, evolving technologies, and other factors have created a broad need for public health professionals to evaluate new programs, measure outcomes, and chart a course for the future. You may find public health career opportunities with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care networks, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, universities, and many other types of employers. MPH graduates commonly pursue careers in:
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Environmental health
  • Public policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health education
  • Program evaluation and analysis
  • Hospital administration
  • Clinical services
  • International health research
  • Patient advocacy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Statistical Methods in Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Counseling for Wellness

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • For national students the deadline is February 1. After that, we will accept applications until our cohort is filled or until June 1st, whichever comes first.


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • In addition to the two recommendations, a third recommendation is required by the program
  • Personal statement of no more than 1000 words
  • Official transcripts providing evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution, OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary educational institutions from which the applicant earned a degree (beginning with the first baccalaureate) and for all enrollment in graduate-level coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree
  • International university transcripts must be evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • International supplemental application and supporting documentation must be submitted before international applicants can be issued the Certification of Eligibility (I-20)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21258 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21258 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21258 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21258 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15948 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15948 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Rochester Hills

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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