Community Health, MS

for the Master of Science in Community Health


Department Head: Amy Woods
Director of Graduate Studies: Steven Petruzzello
Graduate Office: Julie Jenkins
Graduate Office Address: 906 South Goodwin Ave, 112 Freer Hall MC-052, Urbana, IL 61801
Graduate Phone: (217) 333-1083
Graduate Email:   jjenkns@illinois.edu


Department Website:   https://ahs.illinois.edu/community-health
Program Website: https://ahs.illinois.edu/master-of-science-in-community-health


Admission

Applications are due on January 15 for fall admission.  Applications for spring semester are due October 1

Applicants should have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0) for the last 60 semester hours of their undergraduate degree work (excluding fieldwork, student teaching, and physical activity courses). In addition, satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. A statement of education and career goals, and three letters of recommendation are required. 

International students must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, with a minimum for full status admission: greater than 102 (IBT), greater than 253 (CBT), greater than 610 (PBT), or greater than 7.0 (IELTS). Scores cannot be more than 2 years old. (see https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/instructions/04c)  

for the Master of Science in Community Health


Epidemiology Specialization

CHLH 429Research Techniques4
CHLH/ENVS/PATH 474Principles of Epidemiology4
CHLH 510Public Health Dev4
CHLH/ENVS 469Environmental Health4
CHLH/ENVS 527/PATH 525Statistics in Epidemiology4
CHLH 578/PATH 520Applied Epidemiology4
CHLH 591Seminar (min/max applied toward degree)4
CHLH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 28
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (8 within the unit)
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Health Policy and Administration Specialization

CHLH 429Research Techniques4
CHLH/ENVS/PATH 474Principles of Epidemiology4
CHLH 510Public Health Dev4
CHLH 591Seminar4
CHLH 456Organization of Health Care4
CHLH 550Health Policy: United States4
Specialized coursework from approved list12
CHLH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours48

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 20
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 24 (12 within the unit)
Minimum GPA: 3.0