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New MPH Concentration in Public Health Methods in Urban Health (MPH-PHM)

The WSU MPH Program is excited to announce a new public health concentration: the MPH in Public Health Methods in Urban Health (MPH-PHM).  Wayne State University is increasingly recognized as a leader in urban health, particularly with regard to Detroit.  The populations of Michigan, the Midwest, and the U.S. increasingly are concentrated in urban areas, with many suburbs increasing in density to the size of small to mid-sized cities.  Knowledge and skills specific to urban health are a priority for the public health workforce.

Master of Public Health in Public Health Methods in Urban Health (MPH-PHM) graduates will acquire knowledge and skills that include:  surveillance activities; survey development; geographic information systems; knowledge of advanced statistical methods; population based interventions; preparation of timely reports on the health in a population.

Public health professionals with these skills can work as part of interdisciplinary teams to address critical urban public health issues.  Graduates will be prepared to work for health departments, insurance companies, non-profits, businesses and universities. 

For this first year of the program, we invite interested applicants to email Dr. Dawn Misra, MPH faculty and lead for the new concentration at dmisra@med.wayne.edu.

Graduate Employment Success: Our faculty inspire students to excel in academics and the culminating Master's Project, and our recent graduates are now employed in areas of health program evaluation, toxicology, epidemiology, policy analysis, biostatistics and research.

Program Accreditation: We are one of only two programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in the State of Michigan and our program, faculty, students and graduates are prepared to make a difference in our community!  We invite you to explore our website to learn about our degrees and our public health initiatives.

Please contact us at mphprogram@med.wayne.edu if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Mission, Diversity and Inclusion Statement of Commitment

Wayne State University is a nationally recognized comprehensive, urban research university with a strong tradition in equal opportunity, non-discrimination and affirmative action. Diversity among our faculty, students, and staff is a major source of our intellectual vitality and innovative spirit. The faculty and staff of the MPH program in the School of Medicine are dedicated to preparing a diverse group of students within a culture of inclusion to serve our communities as leaders in public health.


WSU Strategic Plan

School of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion

Statement from the President


Kimberly Campbell-Voytal, Ph.D., M.S.N.
Director, MPH Program

Victoria Neale, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chair of Public Health Sciences