Research today’s toughest public health challenges while mastering data analysis at the United States’ #1 public research university. International and domestic applicants welcome.
The online Master of Science (MS) in Population and Health Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health provides students with a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary education that will prepare them to be leaders in the field of public health. The curriculum focuses on the foundations of public health and provides students with expertise in research and data analysis. Graduates with an MS in Population and Health Sciences may go on to careers in academia, at research labs, or continue on to pursue their PhD.
What makes this degree unique?
Learn from the #1 public research university in the U.S. Alumni from this top-5 School of Public Health go on to drive positive change at academic institutions, research firms, and hospitals. Earn a sought-after degree from the University of Michigan at your pace, without having to leave your job or relocate.
INTERACTIVE AND ENGAGING
Prepare to lead rigorous research. Learn skills from public health experts like how to conduct literature reviews, understand research methodologies, analyze and interpret data, compare findings, and prepare scientific writing for publication.
Conduct in-depth inquiries to real-world population health crises. Simulate responses to real historical and contemporary issues in population health.
Earn a top degree at an accessible price: At $960/credit hour for Michigan residents and $1060/credit hour for non-Michigan residents, the the MS in Population and Health Sciences is substantially less than most top online Public Health degrees.
Transform your career with help from extensive career support resources. Access career services through the School of Public Health and the University of Michigan, including one-on-one support to guide you through career selection, employer identification, resume review, practice interviews, and more.
MODULAR AND STACKABLE
Build your own path. Customize your experience based on your career goals with any of our eight elective series, including Analyzing Health Data, Epidemiological Methods, Precision Nutrition, Environmental Health and Sustainability, and more.
Do graduates of the online program earn the same degree as graduates of the on-campus program?
Yes, students will earn the same degree as students pursuing a Master of Science on campus. The same instructors teach both the online and on-campus courses.
Can you switch between online and on-campus programs?
No, students cannot switch from an online to a residential program.
What is the school year schedule?
The school year is broken into four terms: fall, winter, spring, and summer. Some foundational courses will run on a monthly basis, but classes will generally run every term. Students will be able to choose the order in which they take their classes.
Is there a residency engagement in this program?
No, students will not be required to come to campus at any time, although they are more than welcome to visit if they are in the area.
Are internships part of the program?
No. Instead, students will take part in a year-long, in-depth research project.
Is there an application fee?
Yes, the fee is $75 for United States citizens and those with permanent resident visa status, and $90 for non-U.S. citizens. Fee waivers are available for eligible applicants. Learn more.
Can I apply to both the online and residential program?
Yes, you can apply to both programs. However, if accepted to both, you will need to choose one prior to enrollment.
Is work experience required?
No, it is not.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.