Master of Science in Public Health

Individuals interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health are encouraged to apply to the M.P.H. degree program.

Department of Kinesiology & Community Health
Department Head: Amy Woods
Director of Graduate Studies: Steven Petruzzello
Graduate Office: Julie Jenkins
906 South Goodwin Ave
112 Freer Hall     MC-052
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-1083

The program generally takes two years, depending upon prior education and experience. The program includes 26 hours of required courses that are intended to provide an overall knowledge of the public health field and the tools necessary for successful functioning as a community health education specialist; hours of fieldwork experience in the summer; and a thesis. Students entering the program are expected to have completed undergraduate course work in data collection and processing, including issues of measurement and questionnaire design, computerization, descriptive health measures, and statistical analysis through regression. Courses must have been completed with grades of B or better. Deficiencies in these areas will require additional course work, as necessary, for successful completion of the degree. A non-thesis option is available with permission from the department.

CHLH 429Research Techniques4
CHLH/ENVS 469Environmental Health4
CHLH/ENVS/PATH 474Principles of Epidemiology4
CHLH 510Public Health Dev4
CHLH/KIN 540Health Behavior: Theory4
CHLH 550Health Policy: United States4
CHLH 585Community Health Internship4
Electives, at least 4 hours from another dept16
CHLH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours48

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