About this Program

Now is your chance to become an innovative leader in the world of public health. With a degree from EMU, you'll learn the skills to enact change on a local scale.

The Master of Public Health in Health Education at EMU will provide you with the skills and tools to design and deliver evidence-based, health education programs in a multitude of settings ranging from nonprofit work to state and local government. 

Program Highlights: 

  • The Master of Public Health will prepare you for a robust career in health education.
  • Gain hands-on experiences through internships and research opportunities.
  • Skill-based courses designed to assess the needs, develop and evaluate programs to create real-world changes. 
  • Develop communication and advocacy skills to promote public health.

A Master of Public Health in Health Education from Eastern Michigan University provides a significant focus on working with diverse populations and allows you to become fully immersed in the community you serve.  

Flexible Program Designed to Meet Your Needs

Whether you are a public health or health care professional, part or full-time student, this program is designed to be completed in two years with flexible courses to fit your schedule.

This program will prepare graduates for the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects careers in public health to grow 13% through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

At a Glance

  • 36 credit hours
  • Two years to complete
  • Evening classes to accommodate the working professional


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  • Why study Public Health at EMU?

    Public health is about keeping the population healthy. This program will teach you how to focus not only individuals but on their surroundings at micro and macro levels. You'll gain the skills to educate an entire community and provide them the resources they need to keep themselves healthy. Through coursework, you'll understand how to assess the needs of a population, develop programs to meet those needs, and evaluate the work for the future.

    Our program is designed for all types of professionals ranging from physicians and nurses to social workers and dieticians.

  • Career Paths

    The Master of Public Health prepares students for robust careers in health education in a broad range of fields, including: Federal and local health departments, non-profit organizations and other health care settings.

Contact Us

Joan Cowdery, Ph.D., Professor and Graduate Coordinator
734.487.2811 | [email protected]

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