University of Illinois Online MPH

University of Illinois Online MPH
School of Public Health

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health (SPH) was established in 1970, and currently offers six degrees, one of which is a Master of Public Health (MPH). Within the UIC MPH degree program, there are a total of three fully online MPH programs that offer concentrations in health policy and administration, community health sciences, and UIC also offers the only MPH in Public Health Informatics (PHI) that is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

All the UIC MPH degree programs allow students to study at any time, wherever they are located. They are expected to log into online classes at least four times a week, and they must keep pace with discussions, assignments, and any examinations that are part of the course. These are all posted in the online course syllabus. On average, students need to spend at least eight to ten hours on activities related to the course every week. There are two health policy and administration UIC MPH degree programs on offer, and one that focuses on community health sciences.

The online MPH in community health services is available as both a comprehensive program and for professional enhancement program (PEP) students, similar to the course that is offered on campus. It is designed so that it can be completed comfortably in two years when study is full time.

The Master of Public Health in Public Health Informatics (MPH PHI) degree aims to give graduates a deeper understanding of population health, and has been designed to develop an expertise in the key focus, public health informatics. It is an ideal master’s degree for those already working in state or local public health agencies. It is also a perfect option for a range of other public health workers who might currently be working in pharmaceutical organizations or in managed care, with IT professional, or with veterans or other military personnel.

The third option is the PEP for health policy and administration that gives students the opportunity to earn their UIC MPH degree by doing coursework online. Like the other courses, it takes two years when study is full time.

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Online MPH Program Information

Program Length 2 years
GPA 3
GRE Information GRE Required: Yes GRE Additional Considerations: no minimum requirements, but the test is necessary and generally applicants should aim for 150 on verbal and quant
Tuition $793 per credit
Program Type Online, Hybrid
Program Options Full-Time
Disclaimer Also complete SOPHAS application
Application Deadline Spring Start Deadline: Oct 1st, Fall Start Deadline: February 1st, (International Students: Dec. 15th),
Late Application: March 15th.
Online M.P.H. Community Health ONLY: February 1st.

Available Concentrations

Biostatistics and Informatics

Available Tracks MPH, Public Health Informatics
Field Education Requirements 3 credits Field Experience, 1 Capstone Experience
Number of Credits Required 45 Semester Hours
Disclaimers and Notes 2 years when enrolled full-time

Community Health Education

Available Tracks Community Health Education
Field Education Requirements 3-5 Semester Hours Practicum, 1 Semester Hour Capstone Experience
Number of Credits Required 49 Semester hours
Disclaimers and Notes 2 years when enrolled full-time

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