Community Health Sciences Concentrations

Onsite students in the Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences program are required to complete a concentration of at least 9 semester hours. Online students in the Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences program are required to complete a concentration of at least 6 semester hours.  Requirements for these concentrations are listed on the Degree Requirements page.

Division-Specific Concentrations

Community Health Practice and Methods

The Community Health Practice and Methods concentration prepares public health practitioners and researchers to identify, explore, and address public health problems at the community level.

Maternal and Child Health

This concentration prepares public health practitioners with strong public health and leadership skills with specialized content expertise in maternal and child health, addressing health inequities among women, children and families.

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

This concentration trains public health practitioners to carry out high-level analytic work, notably with state and local public health agencies.  Students gain background knowledge in reproductive/perinatal and pediatric epidemiology, and with the analytic and leadership skills necessary to enable them to engage in data based decision-making to promote the health of the maternal and child health population.

Global Health Concentration

The Global Health concentration also satisfies the concentration requirement for the MPH degree.  The concentration attracts students at the masters level who are interested in preparing for international careers in government, with international NGOs and health care agencies, industry, and academic institutions. Foreign students who undertake the concentration will be prepared to return to their home countries to work in the country’s ministry of health, with international governmental agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health care organizations.

Interdepartmental Concentrations

Interdepartmental concentrations include coursework from multiple schools and colleges at UIC.  These concentrations can be completed as a secondary concentration in addition to the division-specific or global health concentration.