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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the MPH Program accredited?
The Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) accredits Schools and programs of public health. The MPH program received accreditation in June 2013. This accreditation period lasts for five years.
What is the advantage of DePaul’s MPH degree over other master degrees in Health?
The DePaul MPH degree is one that best prepares students for a career in Public Health. This terminal, professional degree emphasizes community public health practice. For example, a DePaul MPH degree includes a structured and integrated practicum that provides experience working in a public health setting. For example, Master of Science degrees typically emphasizes research and focus on a single discipline. However, should a DePaul MPH graduate decide to pursue research training, MPH graduates are competitive applicants for PhD programs.
What is the MPH yearly tuition cost full time/part time?
For the 2016-2017 academic year, tuition for graduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science is $670 per credit hour. The DePaul MPH program requires a total enrollment of the 56 credits hours; full time students usually take two classes per quarter (classes are generally FOUR credits each). Please note that DePaul is on a quarter system and MPH students are enrolled in Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters. For up-to-date rates and details on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Financial Accounts website.