School of Public Health

USD 10,000 - USD 60,000 loan size

up to 20 years loan term

Courses we support

Master of Public Health
MS in Biostatistics
Master of Health Services Administration

About the school

Founded in 1941, University of Michigan School of Public Health combines research, education, and innovation to train students for complex local and global public health problems. Recognised as the number one public research university by National Science Foundation, the school offers graduate degrees across eight study areas, including Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Health Behaviour and Health Education, Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy, Health Informatics, Population and Health Sciences, and Nutritional Sciences.

At the graduate level, you can pursue Master of Science (MS), Master of Public Health (MPH), or Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA). Apart from in-person and online Master’s degrees, the school offers doctoral and dual degrees as well as certificates. With the help of 190 faculty members and researchers, the school trains over 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students every year.

Location of the school

Located in Ann Arbor city, Michigan, the School of Public Health enjoys proximity to cultural centres, galleries, and museums.

Life at School of Public Health

The School of Public Health offers a diverse and inclusive environment for you to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds, learn new skills, and pursue your passions. There are over 40 student organisations to choose from, whether you are interested in women’s health rights, healthcare for the black community, industrial hygiene, student nutrition, or maternal and child health. Student communities dedicated to international students, students with disabilities, LGBTQ+ students, first generation students, and more can help you feel at home.

Multiple programmes and initiatives are offered to ensure the wellbeing of students, at physical, mental, spiritual, intellectual, social, financial, environmental, emotional, and occupational levels. If you are keen on sports, there are plenty of intramural events and training activities to participate in. The school also comes with rooms for reflection, lactation, collaboration, and relaxation. Beyond the campus, you can explore over 150 green spaces and parks in Ann Arbor. On-campus housing options for graduate students like you include furnished apartments, unfurnished townhouses, community residences, and housing for women.

Additional benefits of studying at School of Public Health

The Michigan Public Health Careers Office works with employers in top organisations to ensure you secure your dream job after graduation. The team helps you zero in on the most suitable career paths based on your knowledge, skills, aptitude, and goals. You get assistance with landing internships as well. Workshops, peer coaching, and administrative support are offered here.

The office also leverages the school’s widespread alumni network to place students successfully in different fields. You can also get the chance to do cutting-edge research in exciting areas, ranging from Alzheimer’s and air pollution to the impact of firearms and childhood obesity. You can get practice opportunities with community-based and government organisations. Courses led by various faculty members are also hosted on multiple online learning platforms for easy access by all.

Ann Arbor campus


Ann Arbor, Michigan

City Population



East north central US



Nearest Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Time Zone

Central Standard Time (CST)

Fast facts

  • Ranked fifth among public health schools by U.S. News & World Report
  • Around $24 million given in scholarship and tuition assistance
  • More than 18,000 alumni members around the world
  • Around 99% of recent graduates are pursuing an advanced degree or employed
  • Healthcare Management programme ranked third by U.S. News & World Report
  • Biostatistics programme ranked third by U.S. News & World Report
  • Over 30 research and training centres

Admissions criteria

Your application should usually include the following types of information:

  • Completed online application form
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions in English
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Academic statement of purpose
  • Personal statement
  • Standard quantitative experiences statement
  • Reflective essay
  • Resume
  • English proficiency proof: TOEFL (100 or higher)/IELTS (7.0 or higher)
  • Application fee

Please consult the school’s website for more details on the admission process and financial assistance.

Job placements

Every year, the Michigan Public Health Careers Office conducts around 50 employer information sessions. 1,000 internship and 3,000 job opportunities are posted on the internal board. The school’s alumni members work in 83 countries and across all continents except Antarctica. Here is how different departments fared in terms of graduate placement in 2021. The median salary in all departments ranged from $55,000 to $60,000, except in Biostatistics ($95,000 to $100,000). Top employers included Harvard University, CDC, Northwestern University, Accenture, HCSC, Deloitte Google, Deloitte, CVS Health, and National Institutes of Health.

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Last updated: 16 Nov 2023

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