Become a Leader in Public Health
Elmhurst University’s Master of Public Health program prepares you to take on complex health challenges that affect the people living in your community and around the globe.
Earn your degree and open up a world of career possibilities—in health care, research, public policy and more in-demand fields. Our program is designed with your goals in mind.
- 100% online
- Part-time, cohort-style model
- Two years to complete your degree
- Fall start only
Concentration in Public Health Leadership and Innovation
The first of its kind, the Elmhurst Public Health Leadership and Innovation concentration will prepare you to lead public health organizations with fresh approaches to persistent problems. Embedded in a liberal arts university known for innovation, you will learn to craft multidisciplinary solutions to make a difference in the health of your community.
The Right People on Your Side
Our mission is to give you the skills and connections you need to achieve your goals. Elmhurst’s Master of Public Health faculty members are experienced industry leaders. They dedicate themselves to providing a high-value education and hands-on experience in the health care field.
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Career Opportunities in Public Health
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 26 million new health care positions will be created by 2030. Below is just a sampling of professions that require a strong background in public health.
- Community Health Worker
- Environmental Health Specialist
- Health Care Administrator
- Public Policy Administration
The MBA Dual Degree Option Program
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the MBA Dual Degree Option, a one-year program that leads to the master of business administration with a specialization in public health. If you wish to apply for the MBA Option, follow the admission requirements for the Elmhurst MBA.
Learn how to apply for admission to graduate study.
Elmhurst University is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. Learn more about the CEPH on its website. The accreditation review will only address the baccalaureate and master’s programs in public health.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the MPH Program
No. We welcome students with a wide variety of undergraduate degrees into the MPH program.
A basic course in statistics, with a grade of C or better.
It is 100% online. Classes are generally asynchronous but there are some synchronous sessions.
The program may be completed in a full two years of part-time study.
Our alumni work in a variety of rewarding careers in community health and environmental health.
Students complete an applied learning experience in a public health setting of their choosing and produce a publishable capstone paper based on a scholarly project they undertake during that experience.