Loyola University Chicago MPH Program

Stritch School of Medicine
Loyola University Chicago
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 327- 9224

MPH Program Overview

Rooted in traditional Jesuit philosophy, the Loyola University Chicago MPH provides students with the theoretical, practical, and methodological experience needed to address today’s public health issues with an emphasis on bioethics and disparities in racial and economic health.

The program combines many different schools and institutes across the Loyola community, utilizing the knowledge, passion, and experience of many dedicated faculty members specializing in a variety of public health related fields.

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Because the Loyola MPH is an online program, students who require a flexible schedule can earn a degree that enhances career opportunities through the acquisition of problem solving skills as well as extensive training in communication and leadership.

MPH Curriculum and Courses

The Loyola Chicago MPH curriculum consists of 7-8 core courses in accordance with the guidelines of the Council on Education in Public Health and the Association of Schools of Public Health Core Competency Development Project. These include:

  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Services Administration
  • Epidemiology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Program also touches on key interdisciplinary competencies as outlined and suggested by the Association of Schools of Public Health.

In order to complete the MPH, core coursework will be followed by practicum training in a public health setting as well as a capstone project that allows the student to apply essential concepts of public health to a specific public health facility or a research project.

Upon completion of the program, the successful student will have demonstrated knowledge of core public health content as well as an ability to utilize that knowledge in a specific public health setting.

The Loyola University Chicago MPH program consists of a total of 44 credits.

MPH Admissions

Applicants will need to hold a baccalaureate degree and must submit at least one of the following test scores: MCAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT.

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Strong applicants will have clearly defined career goals, a solid academic record, and strong references suggesting and supporting a future in public health.

MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Loyola University Chicago MPH program currently sits at $905 per credit hour with a total cost of around $48,000.

Loyola requires that all students seeking aid submit a FAFSA. The school guarantees that any student will have an opportunity to receive a Loyola education. There are a number of in-house scholarships available and Loyola will also help students to connect with outside scholarship opportunities.

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