Community Health, MS

for the Master of Science in Community Health

Department Head: Kim Graber
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:

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Graduate Degree Programs

Community Health, MS

Community Health, PhD

Joint Degree Program: Community Health, PhD and Master of Public Health, MPH


Applications are due on January 15 for Fall admissions.  Applications are due October 1 for Spring admissions. 

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 and some domestic students may be required to show proof of English Proficiency.
  • Students for whom English is not their native language and who wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship must achieve a score on the speaking sub-section of 24 (TOEFL - IBT) or 8 (IELTS).

for the Master of Science in Community Health

CHLH 429Research Techniques4
CHLH 540Health Behavior: Theory4
Choose from one of the following:4
Health Data Analysis
Analytical Epidemiology
Applied Epidemiology
Advanced Biostatistics
Electives (chosen in consultation with student's advisor)8
CHLH 591Seminar (min/max applied toward degree)4
CHLH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 20
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (8 within the unit)
Total Required Hours 32
Minimum GPA: 3.0