Loyola University Online MPH

Loyola University Online MPH
Department of Public Health Sciences

Loyola University Chicago in Maywood, Illinois has a fully online Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH). Available through the Loyola University MPH degree program, it has been set up to provide students with all the theoretical, methodological and practical experience needed to address the many public health issues facing the world today. Its emphasis is on racial & economic health disparities and bioethics.

The curriculum has been designed with a core public health course that includes practicum training in a typical public health setting. There are two possible concentrations, one that focuses on public health policy & management, and epidemiology. While the latter is a hybrid program that requires students to attend evening classes as well as study online, the public health policy and management course can be completed totally online (on-campus study available but optional).

Loyola University MPH degree program has been developed with guidance from the Council on Education in Public Health as well as the Association of Schools of Public Health Core Competency Development Project. The five core areas of knowledge that it focuses on are biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health services administration, and social and behavioral sciences. The interdisciplinary competencies it incorporates are varied, and include diversity and culture, communications informatics, professionalism, leadership, program planning, biology of public health, and systems thinking. These are all based on suggestions from the Association of Schools of Public Health.

While the master’s degree is public health focused, it has been designed to interest those who have training in economics, ethics, epidemiology, law, management, and even politics. It also offers a myriad of career opportunities ranging from non-profit community health agencies and government agencies, to professional medical organizations and health advocacy groups.

School Statistics

Applicant Information

Avg # of Applicants 9861
Avg # of Offers Made 481
Avg # of Acceptances 63%

Student Demographics

Male 25%
Female 75%
Avg Age 21-39 years

Online MPH Program Information

Program Length If at least 12 credits are taken per semester as well as summer courses, it is possible to complete the program in a 1.5 years. You may take up to 5 years total to complete.
GRE Information At least one of the following scores: GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT. Waivers are considered on case-by-case basis. International Students must have TOEFL.
Tuition $965 per credit, no application fee
Program Type Online, Hybrid
Program Options Full-Time
Admission Deadlines Spring: November 15th
Fall: May 15th
Fall 2018: November 15th

Available Concentrations


Available Tracks Epidemiology
Field Education Requirements 3 credit hours
Number of Credits Required 44 Credit Hour Program. This program CANNOT be completely completely online, it requires some campus classes at the Chicago campus.
Disclaimers and Notes Hybrid program – This program CANNOT be completed completely online. This program requires some campus courses from the chicago campus.

Health Policy and Administration

Available Tracks Health Policy and Administration
Field Education Requirements 3 credit hours for practicum, 3 credit hours for Capstone Project.
Number of Credits Required 44 credits
Disclaimers and Notes Typically this course takes two years full-time. It can take up to five years part-time. Acceptional students may take up to 12 course hours a semester to accelerated the completion, this is an exterme time commitment. Typically 2 years or more.

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