Illini Union

Community Health:

Master of Public Health

Assess community needs. Develop innovative solutions. Implement impactful programs and policies. Focus on prevention. Build stronger, healthier communities.

Curriculum Overview

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is nationally accredited by CEPH and offers a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration in Health Behavior Promotion or Epidemiology*.

The MPH Program requires completion of a minimum of 48 credit hours. All students receive education and training in the six core areas of public health: Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior Theory, Health Policy, and Public Health Practice.

Within the curriculum, all students complete 15-16 credit hours toward the Health Behavior and Promotion concentration.

In addition to Core and Concentration courses, students take 3-4 credit hours of electives/seminars, complete an off-site Applied Practice Experience (APE), and construct a final Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) project that integrates knowledge and skills acquired as an MPH student.

*Pending Board of Trustees approval, expected in Spring 2020.

Core Courses

Core courses
Code Course
CHLH 410
CHLH 410 - Public Health Practice

Hours: 4

CHLH 469 - Environmental Health

Hours: 4

CHLH 540 - Health Behavior Theory

Hours: 4

CHLH 550 - Health Policy in the United States

Hours: 4

CHLH 572 - Principles of Epidemiology

Hours: 4

CHLH 573 - Biostatistics in Public Health

Hours: 4

Concentration Courses

Concentration Courses
Code Course
CHLH 575 - Chronic Disease Prevention

Hours: 4

CHLH 577 - Health Program Evaluation

Hours: 4

CHLH 579 - Cultural Competency in Public Health

Hours: 4

4th Concentration course of student’s choice

Hours: 4

Electives and Seminars (a minimum of 3 credits)

Electives and Seminars
Code Course
CHLH 594 - Professionalism in Public Health I

Hours: 1

CHLH 594 - Professionalism in Public Health II

Hours: 1

An elective or seminar course of student’s choice

Hours: 1 (minimum)

Total Credit Hours: 48

Contact Information

  • MPH Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-0330
  • Email: mph-admissions@ahs.illinois.edu