Degree Requirements

MPH Student Handbook

School-Wide Core Requirements (18-20 semester hours)

  • IPHS 401 – Determinants of Population Health (4 semester hours)
  • IPHS 403 – Public Health Systems and Management (4 semester hours)
  • IPHS 420 – Interprofessional Education (0 semester hours)
  • IPHS 650 – Applied Practice Experience in Public Health (3 to 5 semester hours)
  • IPHS 698 – Integrative Learning Experience (1 semester hour)

A total of six semester hours must be completed from the following courses:

  • IPHS 402 – Analytic and Research Methods in Public Health (onsite)  (6 semester hours)

or

  • IPHS 404 – Analytic and Research Methods in Public Health Part 1 (online)  (3 semester hours)
  • IPHS 405 – Analytic and Research Methods in Public Health Part 2 (online)  (3 semester hours)

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Concentration Requirements (35 to 42 semester hours)

Required courses:

  • BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 421 – Community Health 1: Assessing, Promoting & Improving Community Health (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 422 – Community Health 2: Evidence-Informed Community Health Interventions (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 594 – MCH Inequities and Responses I (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 594 – MCH Inequities and Responses I (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 543 – MCH Policy and Advocacy (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 404 – Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods (4 semester hours)
  • EPID 406 – Epidemiologic Computing (3 semester hours)

Select one of the following courses:

  • EPID 409 – The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS (2 semester hours)
  • EPID 410 – Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (2 semester hours)
  • EPID 411 – Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (3 semester hours)

Select one of the following courses:

  • CHSC / EPID 518 – Epidemiology of Pediatric Diseases (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC / EPID 545 – Reproductive and Perinatal Health (3 semester hours)

The following courses are not required but highly recommended:

  • CHSC 434 – Qualitative Methods (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC 512 – Translating Evidence for MCH Practice (3 semester hours)

Electives

Students must also complete the number of MCH electives necessary to earn a minimum of 55 semester hours. A list of suggested electives is available at the MCH program website. For more information about the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program, please visit the
program’s website.
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Professional Development Requirements

SPH Career and Professional Development Workshops: Each year the UIC School of Public Health Student Affairs Office hosts career and professional development workshops and events. Maternal and Child Health students will be required to attend 3-4 workshops/events that are sponsored by career services during their academic careers.

SPH Career Services: Once a year, each Maternal and Child Health student is required to meet individually with a staff member from the SPH career services office to discuss career goals.