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Online Degree Programs

Online education appeals to a distinct audience of students—those who seek higher education opportunities, but are bound by time and place. UIC SPH has been a pioneering force among CEPH-accredited schools, offering distanced based education for over fourteen years. Our courses facilitate extensive instructor and peer interaction, ensuring that while you may be studying at home or in your work-place, you will not be alone. This page provides a broad overview of our online degree program options. For more specific information about our online options, please click on your program of interest in the chart below.

MPH CHS Online

The School of Public Health offers three fully online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs, with concentrations in Community Health Sciences. We also offer the only fully online MPH in Public Health Informatics (PHI) awarded by a CEPH-accredited school of public health.

Each program is offered in a primarily asynchrounous format, which allows students to learn anytime, anywhere. Students are expected to keep pace with assignments, discussion, and exams as posted in the online course syllabus. Through web-based discussion on Blackboard, UIC’s online course management system, students should plan to log into the class at least four times per week. On average online students should expect to spend between 8 and 10 hours per week on course-related activities. The distance-based master's programs are all delivered entirely online. Campus visits are not required. For more information on our online options, please select your master's program of choice below. Click the following link to download the full.

‌MPH CHS Online Curriculum

MPH HPA Online PHI and MPH HPA Online Program PEP Only

The School of Public Health offers three fully online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs, with concentrations in Health Policy and Administration. We also offer the only fully online MPH in Public Health Informatics (PHI) awarded by a CEPH-accredited school of public health.

Each program is offered in a primarily asynchrounous format, which allows students to learn anytime, anywhere. Students are expected to keep pace with assignments, discussion, and exams as posted in the online course syllabus. Through web-based discussion on Blackboard, UIC’s online course management system, students should plan to log into the class at least four times per week. On average online students should expect to spend between 8 and 10 hours per week on course-related activities. The distance-based master's programs are all delivered entirely online. Campus visits are not required. For more information on our online options, please select your master's program of choice below. Click the following link to download the full.

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) is the advanced professional degree offered by the School of Public Health. The School has designed a doctoral level program tailored to meet the goals of mid-career public health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and practice of public health and attain the leadership ability that will enable them to advance the field. The curriculum is designed to prepare public health leaders by ensuring expertise in the conceptual foundations of public health, applied research methods, leadership and communication skills, and a substantive area of specialization. Students are eligible for conferral of the Doctor of Public Health degree upon demonstrating mastery of the DrPH competencies through a combination of course work, independent study, prior experience, and completion of a thesis.

Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, DrPH Student Handbook 2016-2017)

 

How to Apply

Please visit the DrPH main website for additional information.

 

SPH Online Degree by Division

Click the degree below for more information.

Community Health Sciences

 MPH CHS Online Curriculum

 

Health Policy and Administration

Public Health Informatics

 

Professional Enhancement Program MPH 

Doctor of Public Health

 DrPH

Online MPH

The School of Public Health offers three fully online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs, with concentrations in Community Health Sciences, Health Policy and Administration and the only fully online MPH in Public Health Informatics (PHI) awarded by a CEPH-accredited school of public health.  

Each program is offered in a primarily asynchrounous format, which allows students to learn anytime, anywhere. Students are expected to keep pace with assignments, discussion, and exams as posted in the online course syllabus. Through web-based discussion on Blackboard, UIC’s online course management system, students should plan to log into the class at least four times per week. On average online students should expect to spend between 8 and 10 hours per week on course-related activities. The distance-based master's programs are all delivered entirely online. Campus visits are not required. 

Online DrPH

The online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Leadership program is designed for mid-career public health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and practice in the field. This program is offered in a mix of synchronous and asynchronous classes, allowing students to engage with their peers across the country and internationally. Through web-based discussion technologies including Google Docs and Blackboard, students can participate in asynchronous discussions; conferencing software allows many of the small seminars to take place in real-time. In addition, all DrPH students are expected to attend a 3 to 5 day Summer Institute once per year, which is held on the UIC Campus. The Summer Institute provides the opportunity for students to meet one

 

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