CAREERS
If you are ready for a rewarding career, an MPH degree will prepare you to be a leader in public health planning, policy, management, evaluation and research. Finally a program that prepares you for a rewarding career in Public Health, one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for health educators and community health workers is projected to grow at a rate of 21% between 2014 and 2024, faster than the average for all occupations (13%). Public Health workers specifically are projected to grow 15% between 2014 and 2024. Graduates of the MPH Program have rewarding careers that offer great personal fulfillment by serving others in local, national, and international settings. They hold leadership positions in hospitals, district health departments, research institutions, federal, multilateral, and voluntary organizations throughout the state of Michigan and beyond.


ADMISSION

Students are admitted in the fall semester.

Students must complete the application in full, along with all submission materials, before it can be reviewed.

Admission decisions are made by an Admissions Committee made up of ublic Health faculty members. Admission is based on the applicant's entire record and potential to succeed in earning a graduate degree in public health.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale
  • Apply online at apply.cmich.edu.
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts sent to CMU in English (or third party evaluation such as WES or ECE)
  • Personal statement (1-2 pages)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Résumé
  • Official GRE, GMAT, or MCAT scores*
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or other English proficiency exam scores (if you are from a non-English speaking country). In general scores of 79 or higher on TOEFL are desired

*NOTE: Waiver of Standardized Test Requirement
The requirement will be waived for students who meet one of the following conditions:

  1. Applicants with a Doctorate Degree obtained from U.S. universities or foreign universities listed in the International Association of Universities' World Higher Education Database (IAU WHED).
  2. Applicants with a Master's Degree obtained from U.S. universities or foreign universities listed in the International Association of Universities' World Higher Education Database (IAU WHED) with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Applicants with an Undergraduate Degree obtained from U.S. universities or foreign universities listed in the International Association of Universities' World Higher Education Database (IAU WHED) AND:
    1. Applicants with an undergraduate degree with no work experience: Degree obtained with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    2. Applicants with an undergraduate degree with no work experience: Degree obtained with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher for the last 60 hours provided the overall undergraduate GPA is at least 2.7.
    3. Applicants with an undergraduate degree with at least 3 years professional work experience: Degree obtained with an overall GPA of 2.9 or higher.
    4. Applicants with an undergraduate degree with at least 5 years professional work experience: Degree obtained with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 hours, provided the overall undergraduate GPA is at least 2.7.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

April 1

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you would like more information about the MPH degree program, you can view this MPH informational piece or feel free to contact:

Dr. Jeff Inungu, M.D., DrPH
Professor and MPH Program Director
Health Professions Building 2212
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Ph: 989-774-4476
Em: mph@cmich.edu

Web: chp.cmich.edu/mph

 

PROGRAMS AND DEGREES

The MPH program at Central Michigan University is designed to provide a comprehensive, practice-based, student-centered education. The MPH program offers degrees in one concentration currently and two are in progress.

CMU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and as a regionally accredited institution is authorized to operate as an institution of higher education. HLC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

CONCENTRATIONS

Public Health Practice (Face-to-Face and Online)

This concentration is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to assume leadership roles in a wide range of settings such as local, state, national and international public health agencies, hospitals and health systems, nursing and ambulatory care facilities. Coursework incorporates features of several public health disciplines and specialties including maternal and child health, health promotion, and socio-behavioral health in addition to foundational and required public health courses.


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATION

Students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours.

 

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (16-19 credits)

MPH 640              Biostatistics in Public Health
MPH 642              Health Education Theories
MPH 646              Epidemiology for Public Health
MPH 648              Health Policy and Management**
MPH 650              Biological Basis of Public Health
MPH 652              Public Health Environmental Science


REQUIRED COURSES (11-14 credits)

MPH 644              Rural Health
MPH 654              Public Health Leadership**
MPH 655              Program Planning and Evaluation
MPH 670              Methods in Public Health Research
MPH 790              Applied Practice Experience

 

REQUIRED CULMINATING EXPERIENCE (1-6 credits)

Select one of the following in consultation with an academic advisor.
MPH 796              Integrative Learning Experience
MPH 798              Thesis


CONCENTRATION:

PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE CONCENTRATION COURSES (9 credits)

MPH 664              Public Health Communication and Informatics
MPH 666              Substance Abuse Services
MPH 667              Maternal and Child Health