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Now 100% online option

Master of Public Health

We protect - the individual and the collective. Helping prevent diabetes in the community. From addiction and ensuring clean drinking water for everyone. SVSU Masters of Public Health graduates save lives.
  • Numerous research publications from Faculty and Students.
  • Extraordinary support from Faculty for research.
  • Mandatory fieldwork/internship for students.

The Master in Public Health (“MPH”) Program will provide students with a sound academic background to practice competently as a generalist in public health. Students will complete coursework to attain requisite depth and breadth in the five core areas of public health knowledge including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, public health and social and behavioral sciences.

Admission Requirements for the MPH Program

  • Completed Application for graduate admission to the MPH Program and fee.
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with minimum grades of ‘C’.
  • Statement of intent - Include a statement of professional interest and related goals in public health not to exceed 1000 words in length. This statement of professional interest must include the following:
  1. Preparation and background for the MPH program
  2. Career goals in public health 
  3. Basic reasons for choosing a career in public health 
  4. Special qualities and talents that would enhance success in your public health career 
  5. Research interests
  6. Professional interests 
  7. Reasons for applying to Saginaw Valley State University’s MPH program
  • International applicants: TOEFL score of 79 or higher or IELTS score of 7.0 or higher
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably from educators or employers. The letter of recommendation is waived if the student is a graduate of SVSU’s Bachelor’s of Public Health Program.

Admissions decisions will be made by the program coordinator. 

Program Requirements 

The MPH program at SVSU consists of 30 credits of required courses. The curriculum includes a Public Health Field Experience and Capstone Project.

A final grade point average of 3.00 is required for graduation. No credit toward graduation is granted for courses with grades below “C”. A student may be dismissed from the program if the cumulative GPA falls below 3.00 after 12 credits have been accumulated at SVSU.

The minimum number of credits that must be completed at SVSU within the MPH curriculum is 24.




SVSU's Master of Public Health offers working adults a flexible solution for earning a graduate degree in Public Health from a highly ranked and nationally recognized program. With an MPH degree, you can land a job like:

  • Epidemiologists: 9% job growth and $69,660 median salaries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor
  • Medical and Health Services Managers: 20% job growth and $99,730 median salary, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor
  • Public Health officer: $70,500 median salary, according to glassdoor.com
  • Chief Medical Officer: $333,471 median salary, according to glassdoor.com
  • Health Educator: $59,660 median salary, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US dept. of Labor

 

Michigan Resident 

Graduate Courses (500-699 Level Courses)
HHS 500-799 Level Courses

$622.90/cr.hr.

Non-Michigan Resident

Graduate Courses (500-699 Level Courses)
HHS 500-799 Level Courses

$1,184.60/cr.hr.


Mandatory Fees

 

General Service Fee (b)                                            $10.75/cr.hr.

 

(b) Parking Fee $1.70/cr.hr.
  Student Association Fee $0.60/cr.hr.
  Program Board Fee $0.25/cr.hr.
  Publication Fee- Valley Vanguard $0.17/cr.hr.
  Facility Debt Service Fee $7.70/cr.hr.
  Health Services $0.33/cr.hr.

 

Technology Fee                                                          $3.85/cr.hr.

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

USWA Local 12075 Annual Scholarship for Health Care

To be eligible, full-time students must be Pre OT, OT, Nursing (only admitted students to Nursing Program) or Health Sciences majors who have achieved at least sophomore status (31 or more credits) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Recipients will demonstrate the potential or ability to make a positive contribution to the health care field.

Award: $500

Jerry A. and Marcena C. Woodcock Endowed Scholarship Fund

To be eligible, full-time students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate leadership and character. Preference will be given to Health Care, Education, Commerce or Engineering majors.

Award: $1000

Dr. Ravi and Dr. Rashmi Goyal Endowed Scholarship

Applicants should be newly enrolled, full-time freshman students who are pre-nursing, pre-occupational therapy, or health science majors, residents of Bay County, with a minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.5.

Award: $1000  

Phae H. Dorman Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Rosa Parks

Qualified candidates will be full- or part-time new or returning students who possess a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. and exhibit good character. Other considerations are prior economic opportunities, family status, prior educational background, and cultural background. Candidates must also demonstrate the potential to contribute to campus diversity. A demonstrated commitment and involvement in organizations that address issues of advancement and equity in education, health, the criminal justice system, employment, and government for all citizens.

Award: $1200

Steve Yanca Memorial Social Work Scholarship

This scholarship in memory of a long-time Social Work faculty member is awarded to Social Work majors, with preferences for those who are Great Lakes Bay Region (Saginaw, Bay, Midland Counties) residents and have demonstrated leadership in the Social Work Department, College of Health and Human Services, or SVSU, and engaged in community service in the region. Full- and part-time students are eligible. Priority will be given to students who are (1st) juniors or (2nd) seniors during the year in which the scholarship is utilized.

Award: $1000  

SVSU Health Professional Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Candidates must be residents of Arenac, Bay, Huron, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac or Tuscola Counties who are enrolled full-time, have achieved at least junior class standing (62 or more credits), a minimum GPA of 3.25, and pursue a major within the College of Health and Human Services, or a major in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology with a curriculum designed for preparation for entry into dental or medical school (Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental). Recipients must demonstrate the ability or potential to become regional leaders in the health and human services professions.

Award: $450  

Apply to SVSU Private Scholarships through, Private Scholarship

 

 

CONTACT US.


Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230
gradadm@svsu.edu
989-964-6069

Christine L. Noller, JD, LLM
GC 223
cnoller@svsu.edu
989-964-4016

College of Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services Dean's Office, H260
hhs@svsu.edu
989-964-4145