UIC Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration (HPA) programs partner with students to develop and advance their careers in public health through coursework in health policy development and management while learning the basic principles of public health. Courses are taught by inter-professional faculty with expertise in public policy, health economics, law, management, disparities research, global information systems and public health informatics.
Through our integrative learning experience, students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in a public health setting and to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge learned during their graduate study in a real-world application.
The degree has two pathways: comprehensive and professional enhancement.
For recent undergraduates or students new to public health. This is a usually a fully on-campus program, although courses may be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For students with a minimum of three years of professional work experience. Students can choose from fully on-campus, fully online or a hybrid on-campus/online degree. Course offerings may be only online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.