Master of Public Health (MPH)

The University of Michigan-Flint’s 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 pursuing an advanced degree in public health.

Two Concentrations Available
UM-Flint’s Master of Public Health program has two concentrations:

  • Health Administration
  • Health Education

Real-Life Rigor on Your Resume

  • You will have at least two resume worthy experiences in the community through an internship and a capstone where you develop health related projects to be used by agencies to accomplish their mission. 
  • UM-Flint faculty work closely with you throughout these culminating experiences, allowing you to develop skills that address current public health challenges to prepare you for a career as a public health professional.

Flexibility that Fits Your Life

  • The MPH program at UM-Flint can be completed either on a part-time or full-time basis. 
  • The program has rolling admissions and reviews completed applications each month, admitting students in our fall, winter and spring semesters. 
  • Individualized degree completion plans are developed for each student. 
  • A number of MPH courses are offered online. These online courses are offered through high-quality course management systems and are taught by the same expert faculty who teach on-campus courses.

U-M Research Resource

  • UM-Flint’s MPH students are involved in research
  • UM-Flint is part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system, enabling students to tap into additional resources at the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses.

Getting Results

  • 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. 
  • 91% of graduates responding to the alumni survey indicated they are employed within one year from graduation.
  • MPH alumni are employed at agencies such as Wayne County Health Authority, Genesee County Health Department, Great Lakes Bay Health Centers, Altarum, Underground Railroad with titles of Population Health Project Specialist, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, HIV Prevention Manager, Public Health Analyst, Sexual Assault Prevention Educator.

Academic Advising

At UM-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to help guide their educational journey. Book an appointment today.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with sufficient preparation in algebra to succeed in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of BIO 104 or an equivalent course in anatomy and physiology. This may be taken at any regionally accredited college or university.

Joint BS/MPH programs admission requirements can be found here

Applying
To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to FlintGradOffice@umich.edu or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation that can speak to your past academic performance and/or your potential for successfully completing the MPH program. At least one letter must be an academic reference.
  • Statement of Purpose should be a typewritten document of 500 words or less that includes:
    • Your understanding of and interest in public health
    • How you anticipate a Master of Public Health degree will help you in future professional settings
    • The concentration you wish to pursue (Health Education or Health Care Administration) and how you plan to use your concentration area in your career
    • Why you want to attend UM-Flint
    • Any special circumstances applicable to your application
  • International students must submit additional documentation
  • Interview: an interview may be required at the discretion of the faculty admissions committee.

UM-Flint undergraduate students applying to the joint Bachelor/MPH programs can find application requirements here

Application Deadlines
The program has rolling admissions and reviews completed applications each month. Application deadlines are as follows:    

  • Fall (early deadline) – May 1*
  • Fall (final deadline) – August 1 
  • Winter – November 15 
  • Spring – March 15

*You must have a complete application by the early deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

International students are required to apply earlier than the deadlines posted here. The final deadlines for international students are May 1 for the fall semester, October 1 for the winter semester, and January 1 for the spring term.


Mission
Our mission is to improve health in the community through collaborative research and community service. We aim to produce future practitioners who promote healthy populations by providing experiential learning opportunities through community engagement.

Vision
Achieving health equity in Flint and beyond.

Values

  • Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
  • Social Justice
  • Ethical Practice
  • Professionalism
  • Community and Partnerships
  • Local-Global Synergy

MPH Foundational Competency Areas

  • Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health
  • Public Health & Health Care Systems
  • Planning & Management to Promote Health
  • Policy in Public Health
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Systems Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • Systems Thinking