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This is a general overview of degrees offered; more information can be found on the prospective students and departmental websites.

Dual Degrees

U-M SPH offers dual master's degree programs in conjunction with the following U-M schools and colleges. If you are interested in applying for a dual-degree program, you need to apply to both programs separately.

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

The M.P.H. is the basic professional degree that is required by statute for public health professionals working in many areas and it is the oldest degree specifically identified with public health education. Generally, the M.P.H. curriculum consists of 60 credit hours taken in four terms, i.e., two academic years. However, those with a relevant graduate degree or with a bachelor's degree and relevant work experience may be eligible for a reduction in the number of credit hours required for the degree (not including HMP department). All M.P.H. students complete core courses designed to prepare public health professionals to be knowledgeable about current and emerging health problems, and to be able to work effectively with other public health professionals, citizens in the community, and political leaders. Completing this core requires taking coursework in: biostatistics; epidemiology; health administration planning and policy analysis; environmental health sciences; and social and behavioral science in public health. It is possible to combine any M.P.H. program with any other M.P.H. program at the School of Public Health. Joint M.P.H. programs may, however, limit the amount of time available for elective courses. More information for M.P.H. applicants.
M.P.H. is offered in all departments.

Master of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.)

The M.H.S.A. program is designed to provide a well-rounded, high-quality professional education to gifted, dedicated women and men who aspire to leading positions in the administration, management, and planning of health services in public and private settings. The Department of Health Management and Policy offers a detailed analysis contrasting its M.P.H. and M.H.S.A. degrees.
M.H.S.A. is offered in the Health Management and Policy.

Master of Science (M.S.)

The M.S. degree is administered by the University's Rackham School of Graduate Study for various School of Public Health programs such as Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Human Nutrition, Occupational Health, and Toxicology. The M.S. degree is designed for students pursuing an academic career and often is a prelude to a Ph.D. program. More information for M.S. applicants.
MS is offered in the following departments: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Health Management and Policy.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. degree is administered by the University's Rackham School of Graduate Study for various School of Public Health programs. The Ph.D. program usually takes six terms of study beyond the master's degree, and includes original research, which culminates in a dissertation. Ph.D. is offered in all departments.

Master of Health Informatics (M.H.I.)

The M.H.I. is a professional degree program that prepares individuals to work at the intersection of health and information science. Professionals in the field of health informatics strive to improve the health of individuals, groups and populations through innovative information tools and technologies that are thoughtfully designed, implemented and managed, and that are responsive to both present and future consumer health, population health, and health care delivery needs. For more information, visit the HI program website.
M.H.I. is offered across the School of Public Health and School of Information.

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Dual Degrees

Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine (M.P.H./M.D.)

Offered jointly by SPH and the Medical School, this dual degree promotes public health work by physicians. When admitted to this joint program, you are awarded an M.P.H. degree only upon completion of the M.D. degree and the three terms of M.P.H. coursework.

Master of Public Health and Master of Science (M.P.H./M.S.) in Human Genetics with a Specialty in Genetic Counseling

New-for-2009 program available through the SPH Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) and the Genetic Counseling Program (GCP), Department of Human Genetics (DHG) in the Medical School. Details.

Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (M.P.H./M.S.W.)

Offered jointly by the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education and the School of Social Work, you receive a degree from both the School of Public Health and the School of Social Work. Details.

Master of Health Services Administration and Master of Business Administration (M.H.S.A./M.B.A.)

Two different joint M.H.S.A./M.B.A. degree programs are offered by the UM SPH Department of Health Management and Policy and UM business schools. One program is with the Ross School of Business on the Ann Arbor campus, and the other is with the UM-Dearborn School of Management. After a three-year course of study, students receive an M.H.S.A. from the School of Public Health and an M.B.A. from the business school.

Master of Health Services Administration and Master of Nursing Administration (M.H.S.A./M.N.A.)

Offered jointly by the Department of Health Management and Policy and the School of Nursing, you receive a degree from both the School of Public Health and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Master of Health Services Administration and Juris Doctor (M.P.H. or M.H.S.A./J.D.)

Offered jointly by the Law School and the Department of Health Management and Policy, you receive a degree from both the School of Public Health and the Law School.

Master of Public Health or Master of Health Services Administration and Master of Public Policy (M.P.H. or M.H.S.A./M.P.P.)

Offered jointly by the Department of Health Management and Policy and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, you receive a degree from both the School of Public Health and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Master of Science in Health Services Management and Policy and Industrial Operations Engineering (M.S.)

Offered jointly by the Department of Health Management and Policy and the College of Engineering under the auspices of the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

Master of Public Health and Master of Arts (M.P.H./M.A.)

Offered jointly by the programs in International Health, in the department of Epidemiology, and Modern Near Eastern and North African Studies, you receive a degree from both the School of Public Health and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

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