Friday, November 14, 2014

School of Public Health, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is recognized as one of the premier public research institutions in the U.S. Located in Ann Arbor, one of the most educated cities ranked by, the university attracts talented students from all over the world. Since 1941, U-M School of Public Health has been an important place for interdisciplinary research and breakthrough scientific discoveries. Ranked as one of the top 5 Public Health Schools in U.S., the school has 34 research centers where more than 200 world-renowned faculties and researchers undertake challenges in 5 disciplines: bio-statistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior & health education and health management & policy.
As an international student, you will never find a dull moment studying at this lively learning community. Being part of the student body of more than 1,000 students, of which 16% originally come from other countries, you are connected to a supportive network of more than 14,000 alumni in the field of public health and over 535,000 U-M alumni around the globe. Those alumni are pursuing exciting careers in

· universities

· research firms

· data-management companies

· advocacy groups

· government agencies

· health departments

· hospitals

· HMOs

· private industry

· community-based organizations

(YouTube Video: Why Michigan? By Dean Martin Philbert) 


School of Public Health by Numbers

·         7:1 faculty-to-student ratio
·         34 research centers
·         Nearly 30 student organizations
·         Awards more than 4 million a year in financial aid
·         Within six months of graduation 94% of U-M SPH students are either employed, finishing fellowships or internships, or pursuing advanced degree or postdoctoral work
·         A supportive network of more than 14,000 U-M SPH alumni

Core Values

·         Improved health for populations and individuals worldwide;
·         Health equity for all people;
·         Diversity and inclusion in education, research and service;
·         Ethical principles of teaching, learning, research and practice;
·         Excellence and innovation;
·         Equitable partnerships with individuals, communities, and practitioners.


·         Biostatistics
·         Environmental Health Sciences
·         Epidemiology
·         Health Behavior and Health Education
·         Health Management and Policy
Programs and Degrees

·         Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
·         Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.)
·         Master of Science (M.S.)
·         Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Joint Degree
·         Master of Health Informatics (M.H.I)

Executive Education & On Job/On Campus Programs
·         The Executive Master's Program in Health Management and Policy (M.P.H. or M.H.S.A.)
·         The On Job/On Campus Program in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (M.S.)

Preventive Medicine Residency

Dual Degrees


U.S. News & World Report
·         #4 Public Health School in U.S.
·         #1 Health Management & Policy Program in U.S.
·         Top 10 Graduate Programs at U-M

National Science Foundation
·         #1 Public Research University in U.S.

National Academies
·         #1 Biostatistics Program

Student Body

·         Total Enrollment: 1001
·         International Students: 16%
·         Average Age of the master’s students: 25
·         70% females and 30% males


MPH and MHSA Programs Requirements
·         SOPHAS application form (you may select up to two designations)
·         Transcripts (WES ICAP credential evaluation is required for international transcripts)
·         Essays: both Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement are required
·         Resume or CV (Recommended)
·         Letters of Recommendation
·         Test Scores

Deadlines for international students: January 15th
Financial Aid

·         Limited teaching and research assistantships offered to international students
·         Horace H. Rackham Graduate School Fellowships

Contact Information

·         MPH or MHSA programs
Please contact or call 734-763-3860.
·         MS or PhD programs
Please contact the Rackham Graduate School

Estimated Expenses for International Students:

Single Student
Student, Spouse (no dependents)
Student, Spouse with one dependent

Resources for International Students:
School of Public Health Webpage for Prospective Students
International Student Admissions 
The Campus and the City 
Current Student blogs
SPH Graduate Career Development


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