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About DePaul MPH

Public Health Leaders for a Changing Urban Landscape

The mission of the Master of Public Health program is to prepare dynamic public health leaders to work collaboratively with diverse communities to prioritize and investigate health concerns to achieve lasting social change, and foster health equity to promote the health and well-being of all people.

The Master of Public Health Program has one focus -- community health practice. The program provides a collaborative, applied approach to education, focusing on health promotion and disease prevention with individuals, families, communities, and organizations. The objective of the program is to provide students with the professional knowledge and practical skills they will need to identify and address community health needs as a working public health practitioner.

Features unique to DePaul's MPH Program include:

  • Cohort-based learning model (admitting only occurs Autumn quarter once per year)
  • Integrated field work and classroom learning in the practicum and capstone course sequence
  • Ideal for working professionals; courses are offered in the evening at the Lincoln Park Campus.
  • Students can complete the degree in two, three, or four years
  • Professors reflect the interdisciplinary nature of public health and are from a number of departments throughout DePaul, including anthropology, environmental sciences, management, and sociology
  • Many faculty and staff are current public health practitioners

The DePaul University MPH Program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).