Master’s Degrees

Four Master's Degree Options

UIC SPH offers four master’s degrees, most of which can be specialized through divisional concentrations or joint degrees.  This page provides a brief overview of each degree.  For extensive details including program objectives and requirements please click on the degree that interests you in the chart below.

SPH Degree by Division

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MPH

MS

MS-CTS

MHA

Community Health Sciences

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Online

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Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

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Epidemiology

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Biostatistics

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Health Policy and Administration

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Online

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MPH

MPH students matriculate into one of the four divisions within the School of Public Health: Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, or Health Policy and Administration. In addition to these areas of specialization, MPH students can focus their studies through one of our interdepartmental concentrations, or tailor their educational experience through one of our joint or online degree programs. A student with public health experience may matriculate into the abbreviated Professional Enhancement Program (PEP). A student with limited or no background experience in public health will complete the Comprehensive Program.

MS

The MS in public health, often a precursor to the Ph.D., prepares students for research positions in local, state, or federal agencies, in private or public health organizations, or in health research programs. The MS ensures graduates have a general understanding of public health as well as specialized research expertise.  MS students matriculate into one of the four divisions within the School of Public Health: Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, or Health Policy and Administration.

MS CTS

The MS in Clinical and Translational Science, housed within the Health Policy and Administration division, is designed for applicants with previous clinical training, or those in concurrent clinical degree programs. These include fellowship programs, postdoctoral training positions, or junior faculty appointments with clinical responsibilities. The MS CTS hones leadership skills while exposing clinicians to the latest research, methods, and theories in a self-styled program of study. Each student will work closely with his/her advisor and the program director, tailoring their coursework to individual interests and future goals. Students in a clinical degree program may explore their joint degree options here.

MHA

The MHA program equips students with the skills and resources they need to become a healthcare leader. The MHA Program is designed for managers, administrators, and supervisors already working in healthcare or related fields who want to advance their skills to become executives and leaders; healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses, therapists, technicians, other caregivers and researchers) who seek advancement into organizational leadership; and new graduates who want to enter the healthcare field as managers.

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