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Why Study Public Health at U-M?

If you're like most of our students, it's because you want to do great things in public health that no one else is doing. Probably because you want to make a difference that will be felt for decades to come. And certainly because you know a great thing when you see it. Every hour of the day, UM SPH faculty, students, and alumni are deployed around the globe, leading the way in promoting and protecting our health. You can be one of them.

12 things to know:

  1. The University of Michigan School of Public Health is consistently ranked as one of the top schools of public health in the country, ranking 4th in the most recent U.S. News & World Reports list. We have the nation's #1 programs in Health Management and Policy and Biostatistics.
  2. The University of Michigan was named #1 in the large university category for Best And Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges in Huffington Post's 2013 infographic.
  3. We are an active, diverse community, which will enrich your experience as a student.
  4. The nation's best public health faculty will teach and mentor you here.
  5. As a student, you will make a local, national, and global difference. At Michigan, you will be involved in public health for the public good.
  6. You will have unique interdisciplinary opportunities. (Multidisciplinary study takes on countless forms. You decide what meets your interests - and some of your coursework can be in other U-M schools. Michigan has 99 programs ranked in the top 10 nationally). As one example, every one of the innovative MCubed projects involves at least one student. Here are some other examples.)
  7. Innovation (PDF) and ingenuity thrive here. So can you.
  8. You will be involved in research that greatly impacts human lives.
  9. U-M SPH can provide the best opportunities for you to expand and reach your goals. Our active professors and staff, along with our engaged students, are always pushing the envelope on what is possible. We will push you to be your best, and support you in getting there.
  10. SPH is more affordable than you think. We award $4 million per year in financial aid.
  11. SPH offers personalized career services to help prepare you for your successful career. Within six months of graduation, 97 percent of School of Public Health graduates are either employed, finishing fellowships or internships, or pursuing advanced-degree or postdoctoral work.
  12. Ann Arbor is... amazing (video). It's a place you want to bring your talents (video). Need to know more?

Be a part of the Michigan Difference

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Join us in creating better health in a better world. Apply by January 15 for priority admission and financial aid consideration.