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Program Format

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.

Curriculum Overview

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 Applied Practice Experience and construct a final Integrative Learning Experience Project that integrates knowledge and skills acquired as an MPH student.