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Master of Science in Population and Health Sciences - University of Michigan

The online Master of Science (MS) in Population and Health Sciences from the University of Michigan School of Public Health provides students with a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary education that will prepare them to be leaders in the field of public health. The curriculum focuses on the foundations of public health and provides students with expertise in research and data analysis. Graduates with an MS in Population and Health Sciences may go on to careers in academia, at research labs, or continue on to pursue their PhD.

What makes this degree unique?


Learn from the #1 public research university in the U.S. Alumni from this top-5 School of Public Health go on to drive positive change at academic institutions, research firms, and hospitals. Earn a sought-after degree from the University of Michigan at your pace, without having to leave your job or relocate.


Prepare to lead rigorous research. Learn skills from public health experts like how to conduct literature reviews, understand research methodologies, analyze and interpret data, compare findings, and prepare scientific writing for publication.

Conduct in-depth inquiries to real-world population health crises. Simulate responses to real historical and contemporary issues in population health.


Earn a top degree at an accessible price: At $960/credit hour for Michigan residents and $1060/credit hour for non-Michigan residents, the the MS in Population and Health Sciences is substantially less than most top online Public Health degrees.

Transform your career with help from extensive career support resources. Access career services through the School of Public Health and the University of Michigan, including one-on-one support to guide you through career selection, employer identification, resume review, practice interviews, and more.


Build your own path. Customize your experience based on your career goals with any of our eight elective series, including Analyzing Health Data, Epidemiological Methods, Precision Nutrition, Environmental Health and Sustainability, and more.

20 months 42 credits Fully Online

The application for the Master of Science in Population and Health Sciences Fall 2021 cohort is now open. The University of Michigan School of Public Health is not requiring standardized test scores, such as the GRE or MCAT, from individuals applying to the MS for a Fall 2021 start.

The priority application deadline is

February 15, 2021.

The final application deadline is

June 15, 2021.