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Public Health, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months


The online Master of Public Health in Population and Health Sciences degree from the Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan provides internationally relevant, multidisciplinary education for those who want to create a healthier world through research, education, and practice. 

To prepare for career success, MPH students build expertise in core public health concepts and customize their learning with advanced skill development in areas like precision nutrition, health communications, data analysis, environmental epidemiology and more.

The comprehensive MPH curriculum will equip learners 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 will also gain real-world experience through applied practice experiences with professionals working in public health.


 The School of Public Health has a 94 percent graduate career placement rate, and its alumni network is more than 16,000 strong. The University of Michigan’s overall alumni network comprises over more than 500,000 graduates, which ranks as one of the largest in the world.

Michigan MPH students are full members of the Michigan community, with access to a wide range of student services, including career counseling and free Michigan Online course certificate programs across learning disciplines.

Programme Structure

Some of the projects you’ll do:

  • Analyze data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Study (MEPS) of U.S. households
  • Develop public health communications for local departments of health and community agencies
  • Compare and evaluate community health needs assessments and implementation plans
  • Play a professional role in a real time simulation of the opioid epidemic in a local community


Whether you want to do extensive academic research, work in the field in remote parts of the world, or lead health policy at the WHO, or the CDC, this degree is designed to shape the public health leaders of the future. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 20 months
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      20-22 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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 regionally accredited US institution or equivalent (WES ICAP verification for international)
  • SOPHAS Statement of purpose/objectives (1,500 words)
  • Reflective essay (500 words)
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • 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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