MPH students complete 10.5 credits (42 semester hours), including the MPH core and one elective. Exception: Required hours for currently licensed health professionals is 10.25 (41.75 semester hours), as MPH 506 Role Development for Public Health Practice I is waived for these students. The core includes a three-course sequence of Research-Practicum-Capstone courses in which students focus on a practice area of special interest.
Electives (choose 1):
NOTE: MPH 506 may be waived for health professionals. If MPH 506 is waived, students are required to complete 13 courses for a total of 10.25 credits (41 semester hours) to earn the degree.
The MPH is a part-time program designed to be flexible and convenient for working adults. Offered through the Elmhurst College Online Center, the program is fully online except for the practicum, which students complete in a local setting.