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Master of Public Health (MPH/MBA in Management)

Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH in Management)
Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH in Management)

Manage and effect change in health care

The health care field needs leaders who can design and deliver innovative and practical solutions. The MBA in Management/Master of Public Health in Community Health Practice (MBA/MPH) joint-degree program will develop your managerial acumen and expertise as a public health professional. You’ll gain skills in finance and operations as well as an in-depth understanding of disease prevention and health promotion at the organizational and community level.

The MBA/MPH joint-degree program is designed for highly motivated students who work or plan to work in management, executive, or consulting positions in community/population health. You’ll earn advanced degrees in two highly complementary fields—public health and business—from our College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and internationally renowned Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in as little as three years of full-time coursework.

Classes are offered during the evenings on the Loop Campus. The practicum completed during the final year will require some daytime availability.

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In the center of it all

DePaul’s deep ties in Chicago’s business and public health communities allow you to network with fellow leaders at government agencies, community health organizations, health care systems, biotechnology firms, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. Our location in the heart of the city puts you in proximity to employers like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chicago Department of Public Health and Abbott Laboratories.

Application Deadlines

The DePaul MPH program admits students once per year in the fall quarter.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, résumé or curriculum vitae, GMAT/GRE scores, and essays.

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Required Courses

You’ll take 15 courses for the MBA portion and 11 for the MPH portion, and complete a nine-month practicum and capstone thesis.

MPH Requirements   MBA Requirements

Tier 1

The DePaul MBA was ranked Tier One in North America in CEO Magazine's 2017 global business school rankings.


of master’s graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment.

Real-world perspectives from active faculty

Management Professor William “Marty” Martin weaves his experiences as a clinician and a health care executive in his classes, which blend leading-edge theory with practice. One of his courses, Streets of Chicago: Health Care Management, gives students opportunities to interact with executives, managers and health practitioners from a host of companies, including Hospira and Navigant Consulting.

Alumni Network

You’ll be connected to more than 65,000 DePaul business alumni and 8,900 fellow LAS master’s-level graduates who have leadership roles at places like Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Advocate Health Care, Medline Industries and AbbVie. In addition, you'll have opportunities to network with 116,000 fellow DePaul University alumni who are currently living and working in the Chicago area.

Scholarships & Aid

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission at (773) 325-7315 or

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