Explore the career possibilities of a Master of Public Health degree and make a difference in the health of your community.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Oakland University prepares graduates to help improve the health of individuals and communities by training tomorrow’s public health professional via a skills-based, hands-on approach to teaching. Using an innovative teaching model, the program incorporates service-learning opportunities and community-based participatory research throughout the curriculum.
Partnering with local non-profits, health care agencies, corporations, and more, students will have the opportunity to conduct research, determine community needs and develop initiatives to make a positive impact all the while completing coursework in pursuing the degree.
The 44-credit program can be completed in just two years of full-time study. To view the entire course catalog and degree requirements, click here.
Graduates of OU’s MPH program will be prepared to work as executives, directors and educators in a host of settings including:
- international health organizations
- governmental agencies
- state and local health departments
- voluntary and philanthropic organizations
- corporations and worksite wellness sites
- local hospitals
- non-profit organizations
Proposed Master of Public Health Program Curriculum
- MPH Core Required Courses (20 credits)
- Statistical Methods in Public Health
- Introduction to Epidemiology
- Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences
- Organization & Administration of Health and Medical Care Programs
- Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Education
- Cross-Cutting Competency Courses (8 credits)
- Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research
- Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Public Health Interventions
- Required Culminating Courses (8 credits)
- Public Health Practicum
- Public Health Capstone
- Elective Courses (8 credits)
MPH 2013/2014 Student Handbook
HOW TO APPLY
MPH Program Admissions Requirements
- Official transcripts indicating baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
- Undergraduate overall grade point average of at least 3.0
- Application for Admission to Graduate Study
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score from within the last five (5) years
- Three (3) recommendation forms and supporting letters from faculty members, supervisors, or professional mentors
- Personal Statement of no more than 1000 words describing the applicant’s reasons for seeking an MPH degree, related public health experiences, and long-term professional goals.
- International applicants will additionally have to meet the University’s standards established in the International Student Supplemental Application Packet.