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Public Health

Wayne State University

12 months
1657 USD/credit 49710 USD/year
1657 USD/credit 49710 USD/year
878 USD/credit 26340 USD/year
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Welcome to the Wayne State University Graduate Program in Public Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences (DFMPHS) in the School of Medicine. 


Public Health at Wayne State University is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to improve the health of populations and communities though health promotion and disease prevention.  Health is not equal across populations. Economic cultural, ethnic and environmental factors impact the health of a community.  Public health emphasizes social justice and works to eliminate health disparities in underserved populations.

Our MPH Program is 42 credits and may be earned in two or more years. MPH graduates develop skills and knowledge in core public health areas: biostatistics, epidemiology, the social determinants of health, environmental health and health care administration.  Students also develop skills in health program planning and evaluation, leadership and team management, policy analysis and advocacy; data and information analysis, along with grant writing. Students also take a community-based practicum and write a culminating Master's project.

Mission, Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Commitment

Wayne State University is a nationally recognized comprehensive, urban research university with a strong tradition in equal opportunity, non-discrimination and affirmative action. Diversity among our faculty, students, and staff is a major source of our intellectual vitality and innovative spirit. The faculty and staff of the MPH program in the School of Medicine are dedicated to preparing a diverse group of students within a culture of inclusion to serve our communities as leaders in public health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Public Health
  • Epidemiology and Applied Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Social Basis of Health Care
  • Health Care Organization and Administration
  • Principles of Environmental Health
  • Health Program Evaluation
  • Research Methods for Health Professionals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. four-year degree, including all state and external/internal examinations required for the degree. Although a degree in another country may have a name similar to a U.S. degree, this does not necessarily indicate the degree can be accepted as equivalent.Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or its equivalent in upper division coursework.
  • The Graduate School does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). However, individual program requirements vary. 
  • Submit your official transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1657 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    49710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1657 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 878 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 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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