University of Michigan
The University of Michigan School of Public Health has been at the forefront of public health advances for over a century. From the Salk polio vaccine trials to the development of FluMist, from the first Earth Day to the discovery of new genetic markers for disease, the achievements of this school are making a difference to millions of people.
The school is especially concerned with health equity, and has a particular focus on disadvantaged populations who suffer disproportionately from illness and disability. As part of a major public research university that is known for its multidisciplinary scholarship and teaching, students have the opportunity to work with experts in a wide range of disciplines, to translate classroom learning into field experience, and to appreciate firsthand what it means to work in equitable partnerships with individuals, communities and practitioners.
The school offers the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and Doctor of Philosphy (PhD) degrees in the following areas: biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health education and health management and policy. Dual-degree programs are offered through the schools of social work, business, medicine, public policy, law and nursing.