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.


Why should I-Health undergraduates consider earning both BS and MPH degrees?

A MPH degree provides I-Health students an excellent opportunity to build upon interdisciplinary coursework in health. Many I-Health students will find the professional MPH degree appealing. The MPH provides skills in public health practice that prepares students for a variety of public health careers, many of which involve interdisciplinary cross-cutting health issues. Of course, an undergraduate degree in I-Health is a strong background for advanced study in public health. The MPH can be appropriate for students considering careers in health care such as medicine, nursing or social work. Obtaining both clinical training and an MPH degree opens up career opportunities.


When I-Health students enter the BS-MPH program, what approved courses do they take prior to the end of their 4th (senior) year that count for both BS and MPH degrees?

Please see detailed information in the Joint Degree: BS-MPH section of the website.


Are there any pre-requisite courses I need to take before applying for the BS-MPH program?

The I-Health curriculum requires CHLH 274 Introduction to Epidemiology. This course is a pre-requisite for I-Health majors applying for BS-MPH program. Applicants must complete this course before applying and must achieve a B or higher.

The I-Health curriculum requires STAT 100 Introduction to Statistics (or an equivalent course). This is NOT a pre-requisite for applying. However, a good grade in this course will strengthen the application.

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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