Traditional MPH: The traditional MPH Program at Illinois begins in the fall semester and is typically completed in-residence over a two-year period.
Five-year BS/MPH: The BS-MPH program allows University of Illinois students majoring in Community Health, Kinesiology and I-Health to combine undergraduate and MPH graduate courses in their senior year in order to complete the MPH degree during a 5th year of study. More information about this version of the program is in our FAQ.
The MPH Program is a 48 credit program that provides education and training in the six core areas of public health:
Public Health Practice, Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Health Behavior and Promotion..
All students also take 15 - 16 credit hours in the Health Behavior and Promotion concentration.
In addition to Core and Concentration courses, students take 3-4 hours of electives, complete an off-site Practicum and construct a final Capstone project that integrates knowledge and skills acquired as an MPH student.