School of Health Sciences
Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(248) 370-3562

Academic Advising
1014 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369
Fax: (248) 364-8842
Meet the Faculty

Program Requirements

Graduate Admissions

Information Sessions

October 20, 20165:30pm Room 2045 HHB

November 9, 2016noon Room 1050 HHB

November 15, 20165:30pm room 2045 HHB

January 17, 2017 – Noon Room 1050 HHB

March 22, 20175:30pm Room 2045 HHB

May 11, 20176:00pm Room 2045 HHB

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We will be at the Graduate Open House on October 19, 2016. Visit the Graduate Education webpage for more information.

Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Oakland University prepares graduates to help improve the health of individuals and communities by training tomorrow’s public health professional via a skills-based, hands-on approach to teaching. Using an innovative teaching model, the program incorporates service-learning opportunities and community-based participatory research throughout the curriculum.

Partnering with local non-profits, health care agencies, corporations, and more, students will have the opportunity to conduct research, determine community needs and develop initiatives to make a positive impact all the while completing coursework in pursuing the degree.


The 44-credit program can be completed in just two years of full-time study.

Master of Public Health Program Curriculum
  • MPH Core Required Courses (20 credits)
    • Statistical Methods in Public Health
    • Introduction to Epidemiology
    • Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences
    • Organization & Administration of Health and Medical Care Programs
    • Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Cross-Cutting Competency Courses (8 credits)
    • Principles of Community-Based Participatory Research
    • Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Public Health Interventions
  • Required Culminating Courses (8 credits)
    • Public Health Practicum
    • Public Health Capstone
  • Elective Courses (8 credits)


Master of Public Health Faculty and Instructors

  • Patricia Wren, MPH, PhD, Professor and Program Director of Health Sciences
  • Rebecca Cheezum, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences; Faculty Adviser for MPH
  • Florence Dallo, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Wellness Health Promotion and Injury Prevention
  • Mozhgon Rajaee, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
  • Laurel Stevenson, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
  • Caress Dean, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
  • Official transcripts indicating baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
  • Undergraduate overall grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Application for Admission to Graduate Study
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score from within the last five (5) years
  • Three (3) recommendation forms and supporting letters from faculty members, supervisors, or professional mentors
  • Personal Statement of no more than 1000 words describing the applicant’s reasons for seeking an MPH degree, related public health experiences, and long-term professional goals.
  • International applicants will additionally have to meet the University’s standards established in the International Student Supplemental Application Packet.
MPH News

The MPH program celebrated their first graduating class in 2015 with immense success. The program debuted fall 2013 to accommodate student demand for graduate education opportunities and employer demand for well-trained and highly skilled public health professionals.

MPH graduates: classmates to coworkers

Making the Grade: WWJ radio