The MPH degree program requires a minimum of 48 hours. The program includes:
- six required core courses in basic content areas of public health;
- three required courses in the Health Behavior and Promotion concentration, as well as one additional concentration course from an approved list;
- a practicum;
- a capstone project; and
- seminars and electives.
MPH students must complete all core coursework before enrolling in the MPH practicum. It is highly preferable for the practicum to occur during summer term. The capstone project must be completed in the last term of study. There is no thesis requirement. A pre-requisite for applying to the MPH program is a college level course in mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, or epidemiology. Applications for the Master of Public Health (MPH) are only accepted for Fall admission, and are accepted until April 1. The program generally takes 1.5 to 2 years to complete. University of Illinois undergraduate students who major in Kinesiology, Community Health, or I-Health are eligible to apply for a 5 year joint BS MPH degree program after their 3rd (junior) year of undergraduate study. Students in the BS MPH program begin some MPH coursework in their 4th (senior) year of undergraduate study, and take MPH coursework in a 5th year of study in fall, spring, and summer terms.
Grad Other Degree Requirements
|Other requirements may overlap|
|Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:||12 (8 within the unit)|