Online Master of Public Health


Program Description

We believe your education should be student-centered

At Elmhurst, we put you first. The way we see it, the only reason we're here is to provide you with a high-impact, high-value education.

Elmhurst College’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
  • Two years to complete your degree
  • Part-time, cohort model
  • Fall start only
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 have 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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Curriculum and Course Sequence

This program is available beginning in Fall Term of 2020 and is offered in a part-time, cohort model.

Year One
  • Fall Term A
    • MPH 510 Environmental Health Science
    • MPH 502 Biostatistics I
  • Fall Term B
    • MPH 503 Biostatistics II
  • Spring Term A
    • MPH 530 Epidemiology
  • Spring Term B
    • MPH 500 Foundations of Public Health
  • Summer
    • MPH 550 Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • MPH 506 Role Development for Public Health Practice I
Year Two
  • Fall Term A
    • MPH 520 Public Health Policy and Politics
    • MPH 507 Role Development for Public Health Practice II
  • Fall Term B
    • MPH 551 Community Health Programming
  • Spring Term A
    • MPH 505 Public Health Services Administration and Management
  • Spring Term B
    • MPH 560 Research and Evidence-Based Practice Health
  • Summer
    • MPH 570 Practicum
    • MPH 580 Capstone

Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules, and program format, without advance notice to students.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalent.
  • A basic course in statistics (with a grade of 'C' or better) is a prerequisite to several courses in the program.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
  • An official course-by-course and credential evaluation, in English, by a foreign credentials evaluation agency of all university transcripts as well as original copies of the transcripts/degrees.
  • Proof of English proficiency, as demonstrated by scoring a minimum of 550 (paper)/213 (computer)/79 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 composites on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

If offered admission to a graduate program, international students must submit a Declaration of Certification of Finances form and the tuition prepayment before the Form I-20 will be issued.

Career Opportunities in Public Health

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 15.6 million new health care positions will be created by 2022. Below is just a sampling of professions that require a strong background in public health.

  • Biostatistics and informatics
  • Community health
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology and research
  • Medical and health service manager
  • Public health analyst
  • Public policy and administration
Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Do you want to expand your knowledge, update your skills and reach the next level in your career? Our master’s programs are designed to meet the demands of the marketplace.

Do you want to expand your knowledge, update your skills and reach the next level in your career? Our master’s programs are designed to meet the demands of the marketplace. Read less