Illini Union

Community Health:

Master of Public Health

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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 Epidemiology or Health Behavior & Promotion.

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 on-the-job Applied Practice Experience (APE), and construct a final Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) project that integrates knowledge and skills acquired as an MPH student.

Contact Information

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

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