Northwestern University MPH Program

2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

MPH Program Overview

The MPH program from Northwestern University is designed as a part time program available in the evenings. It’s a campus based course that is still designed with working professionals in mind. In most cases students will take one to two classes each week and give themselves the ability to earn an MPH degree within two to four years depending on their schedule. The program covers all aspects of the field and provides a deep understanding of all subjects needed to analyze, research, design, and implement public health policies and programs and gain employment in a number of different jobs.

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MPH Curriculum and Courses

The overall MPH program is made up of five core classes, an intermediate course in one of two subjects, a research methodology course dealing with one of several different specializations, five electives, field experience, and a two year cycle of public health seminars. The core classes are:

• Behavioral Science
• Epidemiology
• Biostatistics
• Environmental Health Sciences
• Management

The program also features a culminating experience and field experience. In the cases of the CE, the program usually involves a mentored research project. In the case of FE, students will work in various departments within the public health sector.

MPH Admissions

In order to qualify for admission into the MPH program here a student must carry a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a health care subject. They also must have experience working within the health or public health field, a 3.0 GPA, and GRE scores above the fiftieth percentile. While some of these aren’t actually requirements, the GPA and GRE scores are very important during the consideration phase of an application.

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MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

The overall cost for a part time MPH student is generally 13,864 dollars per quarter. Total costs usually approach 79,000 dollars total, and there are numerous tuition assistance options including grants and scholarships. Many employers also offer tuition assistance and reimbursement.

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