Northeastern Illinois University launched the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program in Fall 2019. The M.P.H. develops leaders in public health professions and covers a broad range of current and future topics and issues in public health.
The M.P.H. is a generalist degree taught in an interdisciplinary approach by a team of highly qualified faculty. Students are encouraged to take electives in other disciplines to attain a greater scope of knowledge in public health. Courses are taught through in class and online learning, which makes it convenient for working professionals.
If you are interested in pursuing a graduate certificate in public health, view our Public Health Graduate Certificate or contact the department.
In addition to fulfilling Northeastern’s graduate program admission requirements, applicants must:
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Submit two letters of recommendation
- Submit an essay addressing three points: 1. what public health means to the applicant, 2. what areas of public health interest the applicant and, 3. how a degree in public health will support or advance the applicant’s career goals
- GRE scores are not required but may be submitted to supplement an application.
- Complete applications will be reviewed by the program committee.
Benefits and Career Opportunities
The Master of Public Health program prepares a diverse community of students for public health leadership and service in our region and throughout the world. The program at Northeastern focuses on marginalized communities with specific and ongoing attention to the intersections they experience including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender and age.
The program prepares students to lead, conduct research in, and serve collaborative efforts dedicated to public health, and to work in a variety of public health settings, including:
- public and private health care organizations
- health research facilities
- social service and environmental health agencies and government institutions dedicated to public health policy, programming, and services
Additionally, students will be prepared to pursue terminal degrees in the behavioral health, epidemiological, or environmental health sciences, as well as health-related law and policy, health care administration, and health communication.
For questions, please contact James Ball, Health Sciences and Physical Education Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Banas, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.