Illini Union

Community Health:

Master of Public Health

Assess community needs. Develop innovative solutions. Implement impactful programs and policies. Focus on prevention. Build stronger, healthier communities.

Curriculum Overview

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is nationally accredited by CEPH and offers a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Health Behavior Promotion or Epidemiology*.

Core courses for all students include biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy, and public health practice. These provide foundational public health knowledge and skills on which other courses build.

All students then complete 15-18 credit hours toward the Epidemiology* or Health Behavior & Promotion concentration. Students also choose one or more electives courses. Electives can be taken from a wide range of courses, including courses offered throughout the campus.

In addition to Core and Concentration courses, students take a first-year seminar, complete an off-site Applied Practice Experience (APE), and construct a final Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) project that integrates knowledge and skills acquired as an MPH student.

*pending Illinois Board of Higher Education approval, expected in Spring 2020.

Contact Information

  • MPH Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-0330
  • Email: mph-admissions@ahs.illinois.edu

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