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.
2008, the MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public
Health (CEPH) through June 2018.