About

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is designed to address the needs of individuals who aim to promote and protect the health and well-being of human populations as public health professionals. Master’s degrees in public health are intended to prepare public health professionals for a broad range of positions within public health practice. There is currently increased demand throughout the world as the need and expectation for high quality public health services continues to grow. The UM-Flint MPH program is designed to enable students to excel in their chosen careers in the medical profession as both participants and leaders in the field. The program provides graduates the knowledge and skills necessary to develop broad-based and collaborative strategies to contribute to successfully resolving the public health challenges of not only today, but tomorrow as well.

The UM-Flint Master of Public Health is a collaborative program which combines the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Certificate in Foundations of Public Health (CFPH) program with additional UM-Flint coursework to complete the MPH degree. Graduates will earn both the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor CFPH and the UM-Flint MPH degree.

Students may complete the program full or part-time, with 100% of the CFPH courses online.

Admission Information

Information for new PHHS graduate students

Requirements

Public Health (Master in Public Health)

The UM-Flint MPH degree can be earned in one of two pathways:

  1. All required courses taken through the Flint Campus OR
  2. A combination of online courses taken from the Ann Arbor CFPH program and coursework through the Flint Campus.

Both options lead to the same Master of Public Health Degree awarded by the University of Michigan-Flint.

100% FLINT
Requirements.   A minimum of 42 credits as follows.

  1. Core courses (22 credits).
    HCR 500 - Epidemiology. 
    HED 540 - Health Education Theory and Strategies. 
    HED 547 - Biostatistics for Health Professionals. 
    HED 562 - Cultural Competence in Health Care. 
    PHS 500 - Social Determinants of Health.  
    PHS 501 - Public Health Administration and Policy. 
    PHS 520 - Environmental Health. 
  2. Health Education or Health Administration Concentration (12 credits).
    Health Education Concentration
    HED 541 - Program Planning and Program Design.  
    HED 543 - Community Assessment.   
    HED 545 - Health Communications. 
    HED 546 - Evaluation of Health Education and Promotion Programs. 
    Health Administration Concentration
    HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care. 
    HCR 578 - Healthcare Quality Management. 
    HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care. 
    PHS 567 - Health Information Management. 
  3. Elective (3 credits).  Chosen with the advisor.
  4. Capstone Experience (3 credits).
    PHS 595 - Public Health Capstone.  
  5. Practicum (3-6 credits).
    PHS 590 - Internship.  (May be waived for public health practitioners, who take additional electives to reach a total of 42 credits).

CFPH + FLINT
Requirements.   A minimum of 42 credits as follows.

  1. CEPH + UMF Core courses (22 credits).
    EPID 503 - Strategies and Uses of Epidemiology
    HBE/HED 600 - Psychological Factors in Health Related Behavior
    BIOSTAT 503 - Introduction to Biostatistics
    EHS 500 - Principles of Environmental Health Care
    HED 562 - Cultural Competence in Health Care. 
    PHS 500 - Social Determinants of Health.  
    PHS 501 - Public Health Administration and Policy. 
  2. Health Education or Health Administration Concentration (12 credits).
    Health Education Concentration
    HED 541 - Program Planning and Program Design.  
    HED 543 - Community Assessment.   
    HED 545 - Health Communications. 
    HED 546 - Evaluation of Health Education and Promotion Programs. 
    Health Administration Concentration
    HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care. 
    HCR 578 - Healthcare Quality Management. 
    HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care. 
    PHS 567 - Health Information Management. 
  3. CFPH Elective (3 credits).
    HMP 602 - Survey of the U.S. Health Care System 
  4. Capstone experience (3 credits).
    PHS 595 - Public Health Capstone.  
  5. Practicum (3-6 credits).
    PHS 590 - Internship.  (May be waived for public health practitioners, who take additional electives to reach a total of 42 credits).

 

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