Master of Public Health (MPH)


In Western Michigan University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, you will gain the interdisciplinary public health knowledge and expertise needed to develop and lead efforts to improve health.

You will receive broad exposure to social, cultural, physical, political and economic aspects of health, rather than specialization in any one area. The curriculum will lead you to an understanding of public health core competencies like program planning, grant writing, health communication and education, research methods and data analysis. When you graduate, you'll be able to apply these skills and a public health perspective to your professional field, or chart a new path in the field of public health.

Hybrid Format

hybrid format

WMU’s MPH program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and those who require flexibility in their schedule. The hybrid format mixes the convenience of asynchronous, online instruction with the engagement and attention of in-person learning. In the spring and fall semesters, you'll meet during two weekends (Friday evening and Saturday) in downtown Grand Rapids for discussion, problem solving sessions and introduction to experts in the field of public health.  

Note: To protect student health during the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face sessions are replaced with synchronous, live, online meetings.

International Applicants

Due to the MPH program’s hybrid format, WMU is unable to issue Forms I-20 for prospective F-1 students. 

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Information Sessions

Info sessions

Learn about our MPH program with assistant professor Dr. Shannon McMorrow. Sessions available in February, March and April. All sessions start at 5 p.m. Click here for the flier.

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The Master of Public Health program operates in a cohort model with limited enrollment. Submit your completed application by May 15 to assure full consideration for entry in the cohort.

We will accept your application after May 15, but qualified applicants will be considered only as space in the cohort is available.  


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More about the program

  • Tuition

    Tuition at WMU is set by the Board of Trustees and is due the first day of the semester.

  • Curriculum

    The 42 credit-hour program is delivered across 28 months in a hybrid format.

  • Questions

    Contact Shannon McMorrow for more info or to set up an appt to discuss the program.

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