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

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Values

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. 

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).  From: HCR 505 , HCR 506 , HCR 511 , HCR 561 , HCR 621 , HED 542 , PHS 504 , PHS 531 ; or another course chosen with approval of the advisor.
  4. Capstone Experience (3 credits).
    PHS 595 - Public Health Capstone.  
  5. Practicum (3-6 credits).
    PHS 590 - Public Health Internship.  
     

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 503 - Introduction to Health Behavior Theory and Approaches
    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 - Public Health Internship.  

 

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