Public Health, MPH & Community Health, PhD

for the degrees of Master of Public Health in Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health


Department Head: Kim Graber

Director of Graduate Studies: John Kosciulek

Director of Program: Justine Kaplan


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

MPH Website: https://ahs.illinois.edu/mph-phd 


The Master of Public Health degree can be earned jointly with the PhD degree in:

  • Community Health
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutritional Science
  • Social Work

In the joint program, up to 12 hours of coursework may be applied to both degrees, and the degrees are conferred simultaneously at the completion of the program.

Electives from PhD departmental list may be met by MPH core courses. Additionally, the fourth MPH concentration course and elective course may be met by PhD core courses.

Students enrolled in the joint degree program must meet with academic advisors from both the programs to determine the exact plan of study throughout the joint degree program.

for the degrees of Master of Public Health in Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health


The M.P.H. can be earned jointly with the Community Health, Ph.D. In the joint program up to 12 hours of coursework may be applied to both degrees, and the degrees are conferred simultaneously at the completion of the program.