Wayne State University is located in the cultural center of Detroit. The MPH program is administered by the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences within the WSU School of Medicine. The program offers an MPH degree and a graduate certificate in public health practice.
In addition to core classes in public health, the program and university offer students a substantial number of elective courses to choose from, based on their needs and interests. MPH faculty are committed advising and guiding students through the program. Several faculty are practicing public health professionals in the community and bring a unique perspective not so readily available in more traditional programs.
Students have the opportunity to select a practicum experience in a wide variety of community settings and to participate in a multitude of diverse research projects conducted by faculty. Research experiences available in the School of Medicine, as well as a variety of research centers including the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. WSU is also home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.