Southern Illinois University Carbondale MPH Program

Department of Health Education and Recreation
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Pulliam Hall – MC 4632
475 Clocktower Drive
Carbondale, IL
(618) 453-1863

MPH Program Overview

The primary goal of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Master of Public Health Program in Community Health Education is to foster public health through the preparation of community health educators, an ongoing development of quality practitioners, a commitment to community service, and dedicated research and evaluation related to public health.

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Those enrolled in the SIUC Masters of Public Health program will work within the school’s nationally acclaimed Department of Health Education and recreation and have a chance to learn from a staff of highly respected and professionally experienced educators and researchers.

The Masters of Public Health Program at Southern Illinois Carbondale is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

MPH Curriculum and Courses

The MPH program at SIUC is comprised of the following twelve core courses:

  • Community Organizing
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Public Health Program Planning
  • Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Program Evaluation and Research
  • Public Health Administration
  • U.S. Health Systems
  • Environmental Health
  • Practicum
  • Epidemiology
  • Grant Writing
  • Basic Statistics

In addition, with the help of an advisor, students will select an additional four hours of courses related Health Education.

Master’s degree candidates who fail to retain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 after sixteen semester hours of master’s degree work will not be permitted to continue the program and will not be eligible for readmission at any later date.

MPH Admissions

Applicants for the MPH degree at Southern Illinois Carbondale must have a 3.00 undergraduate GPA to be admitted in good standing. In addition, a complete application will include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Application fee
  • At least three references
  • All applicable official transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae

The SIUC MPH application is now available for online submission.

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This MPH does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission, however certain fellowships may require a GRE submission.

MPH Tuition and Financial Aid

Students seeking financial aid will need to fill out the FAFSA each year of enrollment. In addition to many internal and external funding options, SIUC offers many types of financial assistance to graduate students.  Assistant work, scholarships, and fellowships, are awarded annually while graduate assistant jobs and teaching assistant positions are available throughout the year.

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