Milken Institute School of Public Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
West Polk Street Chicago, IL 60612
MPH Program Overview
The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of the few schools in the country that offer students the choice between a campus based and an online MPH program. There are actually three MPH program available entirely online, with each of those degrees focus on different areas of specialty. This school is the only school in the nation to offer a totally online MPH in Public Health Informatics that has been fully accredited by the CEPH.
MPH Curriculum and Courses
The programs that are standard classroom style options follow set schedules, but the online options allow students to learn when it’s convenient for them. Online students usually study for between eight and ten hours each week to complete the program as required. The curriculum will vary based upon the area of specialization that one chooses to use. The options are
• Public Health Policy and Administration
• Community Health Sciences
• Public Health Informatics
Each of these builds on the core classes such as epidemiology and biostatistics and then features classes unique to the area of concentration in question.
For admission into the MPH program students must submit all of the following documentation:
• GRE Scores
• CV or Resume
• Three Letters of Recommendation
• Statement of Purpose and Objectives
A GPA of 2.75 is the minimum required for entry, but a 3.0 is highly recommended for admittance. Additionally, GRE scores of 1000 combined between verbal or quantitative are required – or 300 on more recent GRE exams.
MPH Tuition and Costs
The cost of the MPH program is around 762 dollars per credit hour. Those in online or campus based programs are both eligible for various types of financial aid provided they’re at least part time students. There are numerous options for aid available including scholarships, grants, and loans.