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.

Stats

99%

99% of students graduate within 2 years of beginning the program

3:1

3:1 student-to-faculty ratio

98%

98% are employed or continuing education within 1 year of graduation

Master of Public Health

Are you passionate about health? Committed to making a difference? Wanting to increase access and services to traditionally underserved societal groups? Interested in improving health outcomes for whole communities, not just individuals? If you answered yes, a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree might be the perfect fit for you.

Public health is an interdisciplinary field rooted in science and social justice that focuses on preventing disease and injury. Public health is not limited to treating patients in clinics and hospitals. Instead, public health practitioners look more inclusively at the behaviors, environment, and policies that help prevent or cause disease and injury. Public health practitioners identify needs, craft interdisciplinary solutions to problems, and implement meaningful change to impact populations. Public health practitioners make a real difference in the lives of others.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MPH Program combines the benefits of a small program with the resources and opportunities of a leading research university. Our nationally accredited MPH program provides training in the foundational principles of public health with a concentration either in Epidemiology or Health Behavior and Promotion. All students in the program gain hands-on experience in real-world public health settings, preparing them for successful careers after graduation. Our small program size means that students are surrounded by a tight-knit cohort of peers and can easily connect with the supportive faculty. We welcome students from a wide variety of disciplines and training to join our diverse cohort of MPH students.

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Friday, November 6th, 12 pm
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Monday, November 30th, 5-6pm

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Friday, December 11th, 10-11am

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MPH alums are on the front line of the pandemic battle

5 young adults wearing surgical scrubs and masksGraduates of the Master of Public Health degree program in the College of Applied Health Sciences are finding themselves on the front line in the battle against COVID-19. Read about their efforts to fight the pandemic.

MPH, MSHA alum featured on WCIA for their COVID19 work

Alumni of the Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Health Administration programs at the College of Applied Health Sciences were featured Saturday by WCIA-TV for their intervention work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MPH alum Zain Nayani, Kaitlin Krumwiede and Bianca Mulaikal and MSHA alum Chandler Eggleston told reporter Karina Rubio about being a healthcare provider during a crisis. Nayani and Mulaikal are now med students at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM), while Krumwiede and Eggleston work for a health IT firm called Wolters Kluwer.

Find out more about what the alum are doing during COVID19 in this TV interview.

Featured Alumni

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Aleli Alcaide

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Sulagna Chakraborty

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Anais Cotillas

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Lyana Delgado

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Lauren Fifarek

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Lauren Geary

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Whitney Greger

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Tanner Kingery

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students studying in Grainger Library

Chidori Lively

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Sarah Sommer

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Bethany Stapel

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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

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