Degree Requirements

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

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

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)

Divisional Core Requirements (12 semester hours)

  • CSHC 421 – Community Health 1: Assessing, Promoting and Improving Community Health (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 422 – Community Health 2: Evidence-Informed Community Health Interventions (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 423 – Community Health 3: Professional Development in Public Health Practice (4 semester hours)

Maternal and Child Health Concentration Requirements

  • CHSC 494 – Women’s Health and Perinatal Health (1 semester hour)
  • CHSC 494 –  Child Health and Adolescent Health/CYSHCN (1 semester hour)
  • CHSC 511 – Maternal and Child Health Delivery Systems: Services, Programs, and Policies (4 semester hours)
  • CHSC 512 – Translating Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Practice (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC 543 – Maternal and Child Health Policy and Advocacy (3 semester hours)
  • CHSC 595 – Maternal and Child Health Seminar (1 semester hour)
  • EPID 406 -Epidemiologic Computing (3 semester hours)

Electives

Students must also complete the number of Maternal and Child Health electives necessary to earn a minimum of 48 semester hour credits.

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. http://publichealth.uic.edu/current-students/career-services/career-events

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.