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Public Health

Degree Types: MPH

The Program in Public Health prepares students for public health practice, teaching, and research endeavors. 

The program provides students with:

  1. a broad perspective on the definition of health highlighting the concepts of prevention, health promotion, health care organization and delivery, and population-based research and intervention and
  2. an interdisciplinary public health knowledge base derived from biomedical and social scientific theories and empiric evidence.

Coursework and faculty are drawn from many departments in the Feinberg School of Medicine, including the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, and Global Health Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. The program also includes applied practical experience in a governmental or non-governmental public health setting.

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Program Contact

Contact Maureen Moran
Assistant Professor
312-503-0500

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Master of Public Health
Generalist Track

Total Units Required: 16

Course Title
Core and Required Courses
PUB_HLTH 301-0Behavior, Society & Health
PUB_HLTH 302-0Introduction to Biostatistics
or BIOSTAT 302-0 Introduction to Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 303-0Environmental Health Sciences
PUB_HLTH 304-0Introduction to Epidemiology
or BIOSTAT 301-0 Introduction to Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 310-0Foundations of Public Health I
PUB_HLTH 311-0Foundations of Public Health II
PUB_HLTH 312-0Foundations of Public Health III
PUB_HLTH 418-0Applied Practice Experience I
PUB_HLTH 419-0Applied Practice Experience II
PUB_HLTH 420-0Introduction to US Health Care System
PUB_HLTH 560-0Culminating Experience
Intermediate Level Course Requirement
PUB_HLTH 421-0Intermediate Biostatistics
or PUB_HLTH 422-0 Intermediate Epidemiology
Methodology Requirement
One of the following courses in addition to one of the Intermediate level courses listed above:
PUB_HLTH 416-0
Program Evaluation
PUB_HLTH 421-0
Intermediate Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 422-0
Intermediate Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 425-0
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
PUB_HLTH 431-0
Basic Decision Analysis and Models of Medical Decision Making
PUB_HLTH 435-0
Health Services Research Design & Analysis Strategies: Technology Assessment
PUB_HLTH 438-0
Survey Design & Methodology
PUB_HLTH 439-0
Qualitative Research Methods
ANTHRO 362-0
Advanced Methods in Quantitative Analysis
BIOSTAT 446-0
Design, Conduct & Analysis of Clinical Trials
Electives
7 units

Master of Public Health
Community Health Research Concentration

Total Units Required: 16

Course Title
Core and Required Courses
PUB_HLTH 301-0Behavior, Society & Health
PUB_HLTH 302-0Introduction to Biostatistics
or BIOSTAT 302-0 Introduction to Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 303-0Environmental Health Sciences
PUB_HLTH 304-0Introduction to Epidemiology
or BIOSTAT 301-0 Introduction to Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 310-0Foundations of Public Health I
PUB_HLTH 311-0Foundations of Public Health II
PUB_HLTH 312-0Foundations of Public Health III
PUB_HLTH 317-0Seminar in Community Health Research
PUB_HLTH 318-0Seminar in Community Health Research II
PUB_HLTH 319-0Seminar in Community Health Research III
PUB_HLTH 320-0Community Engaged Research
PUB_HLTH 323-0Health Equity
PUB_HLTH 411-0Assessment, Planning & Evaluation in Community Health
PUB_HLTH 418-0Applied Practice Experience I
PUB_HLTH 419-0Applied Practice Experience II
PUB_HLTH 420-0Introduction to US Health Care System
PUB_HLTH 560-0Culminating Experience
Intermediate Level Course Requirement
PUB_HLTH 421-0Intermediate Biostatistics
or PUB_HLTH 422-0 Intermediate Epidemiology
Methodology Requirement
One of the following courses in addition to one of the Intermediate level courses listed above:
PUB_HLTH 416-0
Program Evaluation
PUB_HLTH 421-0
Intermediate Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 422-0
Intermediate Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 425-0
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
PUB_HLTH 438-0
Survey Design & Methodology
PUB_HLTH 435-0
Health Services Research Design & Analysis Strategies: Technology Assessment
PUB_HLTH 439-0
Qualitative Research Methods
Community Health Selective
One of the following:
PUB_HLTH 330-0
Global Tobacco: Control and Prevention
PUB_HLTH 414-0
Injury and Violence Prevention
PUB_HLTH 415-0
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Principles and Application
PUB_HLTH 417-0
Public Health Law: Promoting Healthy Youth Development
PUB_HLTH 448-0
Introduction to Maternal Child Health
Electives
2 units

Master of Public Health
Epidemiology Concentration

Total Units Required: 16

Course Title
Core and Required Courses
BIOSTAT 301-0Introduction to Epidemiology
BIOSTAT 401-0Intermediate Epidemiology
BIOSTAT 501-0Advanced Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 301-0Behavior, Society & Health
PUB_HLTH 302-0Introduction to Biostatistics
or BIOSTAT 302-0 Introduction to Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 303-0Environmental Health Sciences
PUB_HLTH 305-0Programming for Statistical Analysis
PUB_HLTH 310-0Foundations of Public Health I
PUB_HLTH 311-0Foundations of Public Health II
PUB_HLTH 312-0Foundations of Public Health III
PUB_HLTH 418-0Applied Practice Experience I
PUB_HLTH 419-0Applied Practice Experience II
PUB_HLTH 420-0Introduction to US Health Care System
PUB_HLTH 421-0Intermediate Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 560-0Culminating Experience
Methodology Requirement
One of the following courses:
PUB_HLTH 425-0
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
PUB_HLTH 431-0
Basic Decision Analysis and Models of Medical Decision Making
PUB_HLTH 435-0
Health Services Research Design & Analysis Strategies: Technology Assessment
PUB_HLTH 438-0
Survey Design & Methodology
PUB_HLTH 439-0
Qualitative Research Methods
BIOSTAT 446-0
Design, Conduct & Analysis of Clinical Trials
Epidemiology Selective
Select two of the following:
PUB_HLTH 412-0
Infection Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
PUB_HLTH 524-0
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 525-0
Cancer Epidemiology
Electives
2 units

Master of Public Health
Global Health Concentration

Total Units Required: 16

Course Title
Core and Required Courses
PUB_HLTH 301-0Behavior, Society & Health
PUB_HLTH 302-0Introduction to Biostatistics
or BIOSTAT 302-0 Introduction to Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 303-0Environmental Health Sciences
PUB_HLTH 304-0Introduction to Epidemiology
or BIOSTAT 301-0 Introduction to Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 310-0Foundations of Public Health I
PUB_HLTH 311-0Foundations of Public Health II
PUB_HLTH 312-0Foundations of Public Health III
PUB_HLTH 387-0Seminar in Global Health I
PUB_HLTH 388-0Seminar in Global Health II
PUB_HLTH 389-0Seminar in Global Health III
PUB_HLTH 390-0International Public Health I
PUB_HLTH 418-0Applied Practice Experience I
PUB_HLTH 419-0Applied Practice Experience II
PUB_HLTH 420-0Introduction to US Health Care System
PUB_HLTH 430-0Global Health Research Practicum
PUB_HLTH 490-0Advanced Global Public Health
or PUB_HLTH 391-0 Global Health Care Service Delivery
PUB_HLTH 560-0Culminating Experience
Methodology Requirement
PUB_HLTH 421-0Intermediate Biostatistics
or PUB_HLTH 422-0 Intermediate Epidemiology
Select 1 in addition to an intermediate course listed above
PUB_HLTH 416-0Program Evaluation
PUB_HLTH 421-0Intermediate Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 422-0Intermediate Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 425-0Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
PUB_HLTH 435-0Health Services Research Design & Analysis Strategies: Technology Assessment
PUB_HLTH 438-0Survey Design & Methodology
PUB_HLTH 439-0Qualitative Research Methods
Global Health Selective
Select two of the following:
PUB_HLTH 330-0
Global Tobacco: Control and Prevention
PUB_HLTH 393-0
Introduction to Health and Human Rights
PUB_HLTH 412-0
Infection Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
PUB_HLTH 448-0
Introduction to Maternal Child Health
GBL_HLTH 302-0
Global Bioethics
GBL_HLTH 305-0
Global Health & Indigenous Medicine
GBL_HLTH 306-0
Biomedicine and Culture
GBL_HLTH 307-0
International Perspectives on Mental Health
GBL_HLTH 308-0
Global Health in Human History
GBL_HLTH 309-0
Biomedicine and World History
GBL_HLTH 310-1
Supervised Global Health Research
GBL_HLTH 320-0
Qualitative Research Methods in Global Health
GBL_HLTH 321-0
War and Public Health
GBL_HLTH 390-0
Special Topics in Global Health
Electives
1 unit

Last Updated: August 26, 2021