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Degrees

Types of Degrees

CHS offers three types of degree—the MPH, the MS, and the PhD. We also partner with Business, Social Work and Medicine programs at UIC to provide unique joint degrees. Enrollment in these programs can be on a full or part-time basis. The Master of Pulbi Health degree can be completed onsite or through a fully online program. Click on the title of each degree to see specific requirements.   

MPH

COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES - MPH

The MPH in CHS provides students with a scientific knowledge base, practical public health experience, and scientific research and writing experience. The MPH is directed toward students interested in public health practice and administrative positions. Enrollment can be on a full- or part-time basis. MPH students are admitted to the Comprehensive Program or to the Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) for experienced professionals with at least three years of paid public health or community health experience. This program can be completed entirely through face-to-face or online courses (see below) or a combination of these formats.

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

 

How to Apply

MS

Community Health Sciences - MS

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Community Health Sciences provides students with an understanding of a substantive area of public health and advanced quantitative skills within a public and community health context. Concentrated course work is undertaken related to a selected research project. The MS program is directed to students interested in academic or research careers. Enrollment can be on a full- or part-time basis.

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

 

How to Apply

PhD

Community Health Sciences - PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Community Health Sciences provides students with an understanding of a substantive area of public health and advanced quantitative skills within a public and community health context. Concentrated course work is undertaken related to a selected research project. The PhD program is directed to students interested in academic or research careers. Enrollment can be on a full- or part-time basis.

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

 

How to Apply

Joint Degrees

DC/MPH

The UIC School of Public Health (SPH) and the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) offer a coordinated program leading to the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and the Master of Public Health (MPH).

For additional information, click here.

MBA/MPH

The UIC College of Business Administration and the School of Public Health offer a joint degree program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Public Health (MPH). The joint MBA/MPH program is designed for baccalaureate-9prepared students who are seeking health care and business preparation for health care executive positions in government, hospital systems, long-term care, health maintenance organizations, planning/regulatory bodies, and consulting.

For additional information, click here. To apply, click here.

MD/MPH

The UIC College of Medicine and the UIC School of Public Health offer a joint degree program leading to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees. Joint degree students are admitted simultaneously and may begin their public health course work during the summer before their M1 year. Concurrent public health course work during the M1 through M3 years is discouraged.

For additional information, click here. To apply, click here.

MSW/MPH

The UIC School of Public Health (SPH) and the Jane Addams College of Social Work (CSW) offer a joint degree program leading to the Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (MSW/MPH). 

For additional information, click here.

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