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Master of Public Health

  • Online
  • Full-Time: 27 month duration (1 course per term)

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. To view the list of online courses offered […]

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. To view the list of online courses offered in the MPH curriculum, visit our Catalog.

Drawing on their years of cumulative experience, our practitioner faculty have developed an online 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 Curriculum

The Chicago School’s Online Master of Public Health program is a 42-credit hour program, consisting of 27 core course credits, 9 credits in a chosen concentration, 6 fieldwork credits, and a capstone project. To view the list of courses offered in the MPH curriculum, visit our Catalog.

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 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.


  • The MPH program is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  • The official date of application for accreditation is anticipated to be October 2019.
  • The accreditation review will address the MPH program in the accreditation unit, as defined in the Council’s letter accepting the application.  Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review.
  • CEPH is the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside of schools of public health.  Please direct inquiries about accreditation application to CEPH at:  

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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.

Principles and Methods of Biostatistics
This course is an introduction to biostatistics covering topics of interest for public health fields including descriptive statistics, proportions, relative risks, probability, estimation and hypothesis testing applications, correlation and simple regression, and basic categorical data analysis. Students also study the fundamental concepts of biostatistics as it applies to peer-reviewed, public health publications. Applications include a basic introduction to ‘R’ open source statistical software.

Global Issues of Culture, Health & Wellness [Peru]
This course examines theories, concepts, models, and methods of social, behavioral, and cultural sciences relevant to the identification and solution of global public health challenges. Concepts of international and multicultural health and wellness, illness and the etiology of disease are introduced, framed by the social determinants of health. The levels of prevention, the need for cultural competence, and community-based intervention strategies are discussed, as well as the needs of immigrants, displaced persons, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. This course also examines the health disparities between populations and their impact on designing effective, promising-practice health services. The course includes a required 10-day international field experience.

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.

All students participate in a required international field experience, for an average of 7-10 days, which typically will not exceed 12 days, including travel time, allowing them to examine the unique and common health challenges of a diverse, yet interconnected world.

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Application to the MPH Program is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who meets other entrance requirements. Students applying to the Master of Public Health program must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Application Fee: $50
  • 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?
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae – Relevant work experience is recommended
  • Interview with Program Chair or Faculty Designee.
  • 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.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • N/A
  • Previous Coursework
    • N/A

International Application Requirements

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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