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Public Health, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months
    Duration
Online
The online Master of Public Health from Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan provides cutting-edge multidisciplinary education for those seeking to create a healthier world through research, education, and practice.

Overview

To prepare to become leaders in the field, MPH students build expertise in core public health concepts and customize their learning with skill development in areas like precision nutrition, health communications, data analysis, environmental epidemiology, and more.

The online Master of Public Health from Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan offers true flexibility, in contrast with other top online MPH programs that require residential study. Online students are welcome to visit and study on campus, but this is never required by the program.

The comprehensive MPH curriculum equips students to tackle complex health challenges such as chronic and infectious diseases, obesity and food insecurity, health care quality and costs, climate change and environmental health determinants, and the health impact of socioeconomic inequalities. Each student gains real-world experience through applied practice experiences with professionals in the public health sector.

Students develop skills in data collection and analysis, intervention strategy, and communication methods, preparing them to succeed in a wide variety of roles and organizations. Graduates of Michigan Public Health are found in key positions as leaders at non-profit organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, universities, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and local and national government organizations.

Career Outcomes

  • 98 percent of graduates are employed, continuing their education, or not seeking employment
  • Nearly half of graduates work in a hospital or health care provider setting, or academia
  • Graduates are employed at companies and organizations such as Google, 23andMe, the CDC, the FDA, General Motors, Cleveland Clinic, and Accenture, among many others

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health 
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Nutrition and Public Health 
  • Introduction to Biostatistics 
  • Public Health Systems, Policy and Management 
  • Communication Fundamentals 
  • Public Health Sciences and the Environment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 20 months
    • Duration description

      20-22 months

  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • 4-year bachelor's degree conferred from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent (WES ICAP verification for international)
  • Statement of purpose/objectives (1,500 words)
  • Reflective essay (500 words)
  • Resume/CV
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic contacts
  • Test scores: GRE or MCAT

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1060 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1060 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 20 months.
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Funding

Student loans are available to fund your program costs. Like applicants to residential programs at the University of Michigan, we encourage applicants to our online Master of Public Health program to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible. Submitting your FAFSA and designating the University of Michigan as a college of choice will allow our Office of Financial Aid to calculate a financial package if you are admitted. All need-based financial aid is coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid.

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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