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The Chicago School’s Master of Public Health Online Program addresses the needs of the evolving landscape of health care. Health Sciences

Master of Public Health

  • Online
  • Full-Time
  • 2.5

The Chicago School’s Master of Public Health Online Program addresses the needs of the evolving landscape of health care. By focusing on evidence-based, quality of life, and building public and private partnerships, this program helps students develop a global mindset to respond to the challenges of a highly interconnected world. Drawing on their years of […]

The Chicago School’s Master of Public Health Online Program addresses the needs of the evolving landscape of health care. By focusing on evidence-based, quality of life, and building public and private partnerships, this program helps students develop a global mindset to respond to the challenges of a highly interconnected world.

Drawing on their years of cumulative experience, our practitioner faculty have developed a program that applies theory and research to real-world situations; focusing on a global understanding of the challenges of the evolving health care industry, our faculty challenge students to become leaders in Public Health and to use their knowledge to benefit underserved communities.

Graduates of this Master of Public Health Online Program will be able to:

  • Examine and analyze health issues and the needs of certain populations. Then, using that data, create solutions to serve community needs
  • Taking in factors that include environment, politics, legal, culture, socioeconomic, and behavior, develop programs that promote community health and well-being
  • Communicate strategies that serve to improve public health outcomes

Master of Public Health Online Concentrations

Master of Public Health Online Student Experience

Through the convenience of The Chicago School’s online programs, your life remains intact. Our online Global Student Dashboard is where you will find all of the components to successfully complete your program. There, you’ll find your coursework and assignments, interact with fellow students, and are ask questions from your instructor.

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Foundations of Public Health and Public Health Policy

This course explores the unique history and evolution of public health; the role and mission of public health organizations; concepts, models and core functions of public health; and public health problems and challenges in communities. Past practices are examined to offer a perspective on current and future public health care strategies needed for disease prevention and health promotion across diverse communities and populations. Also included are the structure of the political processes in making public health policy and the role of the government, agenda setting, and the types and analyses of public health policy. Focus is on the dynamics and challenges of developing and managing policy and the roles that can be played to advocate for and intervene in policy to achieve community capacity, health outcomes, and well-being.

Public Health Law, Regulation, and Ethics

This course examines the critical relationship between health law, regulation, and ethics, focusing specifically on their influence on the practice and delivery of public health. Principles of law, legal sources of power, legal obligations of healthcare providers, and examination of the US legal system as well as other national and international governmental and private entities are covered. Workplace and environmental regulations such as medical malpractice, public health safety, administrative and public health as they relate to individual rights, substance abuse, communicable disease, and technology are included. Also explored are the basic tenets of bioethics such as human rights, social justice, other ethical principles and theories, and ethical decision making models. Emphasis is on the contemporary challenges of how public health law and regulation and bioethical decisions impact community capacity and health outcomes.

Principles and Methods of Biostatistics

This course is an introduction to the statistical methods and analyses commonly used in Public Health. Included are statistical concepts and models, relevant study designs, probability, distribution, sampling, data collection, management and storage of data, and statistical computing. Also included are the application of descriptive and inferential statistics and non-parametric and parametric tests inclusive of correlation, and linear regression. Emphasis is on understanding statistically based reports and evaluating the appropriate statistical applications used to analyze and interpret population/community health data.

In accordance with national accreditation standards, MPH students acquire skills in basic public health domains and apply these skills through a community-based fieldwork experience relevant to their career objectives. MPH students complete a minimum of 100 hours of fieldwork over a 15-week semester. Through their supervised field experience, students apply MPH principles to real-world settings.

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Students applying to the Master of Public Health program must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Students should ensure their resume properly highlights two or more years of post-baccalaureate work experience.
  • Essay – Please answer the following two questions within three double spaced typed pages (approximately 500-750 words). Essay must specifically address the program/specialization for which you are applying.
    • How will your personal and professional accomplishments, academic background, and experience contribute to your success in this program?
    • How will the successful completion of this Program support your professional career goals?
  • Official College/University Transcripts
    • Students must submit official transcripts from all schools where degrees have been earned. The Chicago School requires that all schools be regionally accredited higher education institutions. Official transcripts may be sent directly from the institution or with your application for admission as long as they are official, sealed, and signed across the envelope flap when they arrive.

International Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Work experience recommended

The Chicago School is dedicated to keeping our professional degree programs accessible to anyone regardless of financial status. In addition to the scholarships that may be available, our Financial Aid department will help provide you with information to determine what financial arrangements are right for you.

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