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OVERVIEW

MAKE AN IMPACT BY SHAPING PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGING PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES

Public health practitioners work in an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment. In addition, public health organizations are operating under a new generation of leadership. Given these circumstances there is a growing need for public health practitioners who can understand and interpret policies and initiatives stemming from a variety of sources. Participants in the UIC Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration will obtain a broad set of practical skills that give them the ability to succeed in this dynamic and challenging environment.

The Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration (MPH HPA) is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the managerial skills needed in public health organizations. In addition, the online MPH program also presents participants with a broad understanding of all levels of public policy, effective approaches to organizational communication, and the ability to apply ethical standards to everyday situations.

BENEFITS

The online MPH in Health Policy and Administration is a professional degree program designed to provide experienced professionals and graduates with an understanding of public health law, policy and administration. Participants will enhance their skills in communication, strategy development, ethics and values, political comprehension and advocacy. In addition, the online format provides further benefits including:

MAXIMIZED NETWORKING POSSIBILITIES

Through Blackboard, UIC's online learning management system, students and instructors are able to interact in ongoing dialogue. Students from across the country and around the world come together on discussion boards and collaborative sessions to work together to achieve common goals and course outcomes. The online MPH in HPA enables students to interact with their peers and faculty members utilizing multimedia, threaded discussion, chat and much more. All of this flexibility, plus remarkable support services and online resources help keep all students on track toward their educational goals.

QUALITY EDUCATION

The UIC Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration is offered through an accredited university, with more than a decade of experience in online teaching, ensuring high educational standards. Online students receive the same quality education as students in the traditional classroom setting, including: information-rich course content, personalized attention, access to educational resources and a network of faculty, staff and other students who take pride in education.

CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY

MPH HPA students never have to fight traffic to commute to a classroom. Online learners can access program course sites using an Internet connection, anytime, anywhere to: download assignments, contribute to class discussions, review instructor feedback and more. The online MPH in HPA seeks to provide public health practitioners with the ideal combination of flexibility and real-world application.

CUSTOMIZABLE CURRICULUM

MPH HPA students work directly with an adviser to select courses that fit with their career goals. This customization allows students with a wide range of backgrounds to learn more about policy and management from a public health perspective. As a result, there is no "typical" Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration student. Each graduate of the program finishes with a diverse skill set to further career development.

OUR STUDENTS

The program is recommended for mid-career public health professionals who want to learn more about administration and policy. In order to be admitted, successful applicants should have at least three years of public health experience or a relevant post-graduate degree.

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