What Sets UM-Flint Public Health (MPH) Program Apart?
The UM-Flint Master of Public Health is grounded in the foundational partnerships we have in the City of Flint and the application of these principles of authentic partnerships globally. When you add the talent of University of Michigan-Flint faculty, the deep sense of community throughout the Flint area, and the resources of the entire University of Michigan system, it’s easy to see why UM-Flint is a top choice for those pursing an advanced degree in public health.
TWO CONCENTRATIONS AVAILABLE
UM-Flint’s Master of Public Health program has two concentrations available for graduate students: Health Education and Health Administration.
REAL-LIFE RIGOR ON YOUR RESUME
UM-Flint faculty work closely with you throughout your culminating experience, allowing you to develop skills that address current public health challenges.
FLEXIBILITY THAT FITS YOUR LIFE
The MPH program at the University of Michigan-Flint requires a minimum of 45 credits and can be completed either on a part-time or full-time basis. Some MPH courses are offered online. These courses are offered through high-quality course management systems and are taught by the same expert faculty who teach on-campus courses.
Listen to what one our students has to say about the MPH program:
U-M RESEARCH RESOURCE
UM-Flint is a part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system, enabling students to tap into additional resources at the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses.
CLOSE FACULTY/CLASSMATE CONNECTIONS
The MPH program’s small class sizes allow increased student/faculty interaction and personalized attention.
Graduates of the MPH program possess the knowledge and skills necessary to develop broad-based, collaborative strategies for creating successful resolutions to public health challenges.
We are “Public Health in the City.” Our diverse faculty offer a dynamic, community engaged educational experience to prepare public health leaders to work to reduce health inequities in underserved populations.
We will be known for our learning environment which is informed by the knowledge and experiences of our diverse student, faculty and community partners, who together develop achievable and innovative solutions to public health challenges within our city and beyond. Our solutions will be characterized by the synergy between multicultural local and global perspectives.
Diversity: Our diverse faculty and students bring their highly varied ideas, beliefs, and cultures to classroom interactions, scholarly activities, and community partnerships.
Social Justice: Our students and faculty engage in professional activities to reduce social disparities and health inequities in our communities.
Ethical Practice: Uphold high standards of honesty, integrity, and fairness in public health research, teaching, and service
Professionalism: Model the duties and responsibilities of public health consistent with the code of conduct for the field.
Community/Partnerships: Engaging in mutually beneficial community collaborations built on respect, trust, and personal commitment to improve the public health status of local and global communities.
Global: Create an educational synergy among domestic and international students, faculty, and communities that foster learning and practice opportunities that improve public health across cultures.
Biostatistics: Identify and analyze appropriate data sets for a specific public health issue.
Epidemiology: Apply appropriate descriptive and inferential techniques to represent data.
Social Determinants of Health: Critique and disseminate current knowledge of public health issues.
Health Services Administration: Apply legal and ethical principles to identify solutions to public health issues.
Professionalism: Participate effectively on a team in a public health setting.
Environmental Health: Develop policies and/or plans that support individual and community environmental public health efforts.
Diversity and Social Justice: Appreciate cultural diversity through dialogue and the exploration of social justice.
Program Planning: Develop a population-based project or program for an agency in a surrounding community.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Apply theoretical constructs in the development of intervention strategies specific to health issues.
Health Services Administration: Analyze the effects of political, social, and economic policies on public health systems at the local, state, national and international levels.