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The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a unique and applied example of DePaul's mission to serve under-represented and under-resourced members of society, especially those in urban communities.  The MPH program has a singular focus on Community Health Practice.  The MPH program is designed to provide students with the professional knowledge and skills they will need to identify and address established and emerging community health needs to prevent illness and disease and to promote health and well-being for all people.

The MPH Program Mission
The mission of the Master of Public Health Program at DePaul University is to prepare public health leaders to work collaboratively with diverse communities to prevent disease and ill-health, prioritize and investigate health concerns, 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 concentration: Community Health Practice. The program trains students to design, implement, and evaluate interventions in applied settings, focusing on prevention, program development, and health promotion through a lens of cultural humility.
The MPH program requires completion of 56 credit hours, and all MPH courses are taught in the evening (generally 6:00-9:15pm). The program is designed as a cohort-based model which admits students annually each Autumn Quarter. The curriculum is based on fourteen required MPH courses and two additional elective courses.
Established in 2008, the MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) through June 2018.