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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.

Required Courses

  • MPH 500 Foundations of Public Health
  • MPH 501 Biostatistics
  • MPH 505 Public Health Services Administration and Management
  • MPH 506 Role Development for Public Health Practice I 
  • MPH 507 Role Development for Public Health Practice II
  • MPH 510 Environmental Health Services
  • MPH 520 Public Health Policy and Politics
  • MPH 530 Epidemiology
  • MPH 550 Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • MPH 551 Community Health Programming
  • MPH 560 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Public Health
  • MPH 570 Public Health Practicum
  • MPH 580 Public Health Capstone

Electives (choose 1):

  • MPH 535 Geospatial Concepts in the Healthcare Community
  • MBA 500 Organizational Management
  • MBA 550 (BUS 550) Cultural Diversity in Organizations

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.

Program Format
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.

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