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Public Health

Work on tomorrow’s health solutions today in the field of public health with the programs offered through the Department of Public and Environmental Wellness. Prepare for a career ensuring that healthful conditions are available to all people and communities in areas such as environmental health, community health, epidemiology, health policy, global health and more.

Currently, we offer a scholarship program for Master of Public Health (MPH) and B.S./MPH combined program students. Visit the Student Resources page to learn more.

Explore our public health options below.

Public Health (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health provides students with wonderful opportunities for collaboration with community partners, graduate students and faculty. Our curriculum and our work aligns with both national and local health needs. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to improve the health and well-being of your community and world by focusing on proactive, preventative health measures. And, to complement this and other degrees, we offer a minor in Wellness and Health Promotion. Visit the undergraduate public health page to learn more.

Public Health Combined (B.S. + MPH)

Complete a bachelor's and master's degree in less time than would be required if the two degrees were done independently. Graduate with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in approximately one calendar year after completing a B.S. in public health, saving both time and money while also increasing your career and income potential. Visit the public health combined page to learn more.

Master of Public Health

Improve the health of individuals and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH). You’ll learn to use a skills-based, hands-on approach through our innovative teaching model that incorporates service-learning opportunities and community-based participatory research throughout our curriculum. Our partnerships provide you with the opportunity to determine community needs and develop initiatives that make a positive impact while engaging in public health practices. Learn more at the MPH page.

Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion

Notice: Effective Fall 2024, the bachelor's in wellness and health promotion (WHP) becomes the bachelor's of public health. Coursework and program foci are similar between the two degrees, with the new degree providing a broader perspective for career opportunities. Current WHP students and combined program students will have the option to complete their WHP degree provided that they do so by the year 2030, or transition into the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program. Please contact Charles Rinehart, Coordinator, at [email protected] for questions.

Live and promote a healthy lifestyle with a Bachelor of Science in wellness and health promotion (WHP). Our dynamic program equips you with a different kind of health care education: one that focuses on promoting health and wellness through management, strategic planning, community engagement and more. Visit the WHP page to learn more.

Wellness and Health Promotion Minor

Choose a minor in wellness and health promotion (WHP) to live and promote a healthy lifestyle within your main area of focus. This minor is available to any Oakland University student majoring in other health programs as well as programs such as anthropology, integrative studies, human resource development, psychology, sociology and more. And as an added benefit, several credit hours in this minor meet University General Education requirements. Learn more about the WHP minor in the undergraduate catalog.

Global and Population Health Services Graduate Certificate

Enhance your knowledge in developing and communicating program goals and objectives to stakeholders, and improving the efficiency and quality of health program delivery, with the global and population health services graduate certificate. This certificate can be taken independently or as part of Oakland’s MPH program. Visit the global and population health services page to learn more.

Health Equity Graduate Certificate

With the graduate certificate in health equity, expand your knowledge of the root causes of health inequities. You will be prepared to develop and implement strategic initiatives that diminish health disparities and foster equitable health. This certificate can be taken as part of OU’s MPH degree or separately. Learn more at the health equity certificate page.

Epidemiological Research Graduate Certificate

Advance your knowledge of epidemiological methods and gain experience in developing a robust research student design and conducting higher-level statistical analyses. With the graduate certificate in epidemiological research, you’ll take courses related to research, biostatistics and disease. This certificate can be taken independently or as part of the MPH program. Visit the epidemiological research certificate page to learn more.

School of Health Sciences

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