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Frequently Asked Questions

MPH Degree

Students who choose to enroll full-time will complete the program in two years. Students may also enroll part-time and complete the program in either three or four years.

The DePaul MPH courses are typically held on the Loop Campus. Occasionally, classes may be offered on the Lincoln Park Campus depending on the professor. All MPH courses are taught in the evening, from 6:00-9:15 pm.

Yes, completing the program in 3 or 4 years is considered part-time; completing the program in 2 years is considered full time.
No, all courses include in-person instruction; some courses are available via a hybrid format.
While the MPH program receives more than 100 applications each year, our cohort is generally between 20-25 students per academic year.
Yes, the MPH program has been accredited since 2008 by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The DePaul MPH program is well suited for working professionals, with all in-person class meetings taking place in the evening.  Emphasizing student-centered, in-person instruction, the student-to-faculty ratio for the program is 8-to-1.  As a cohort-based program with small class sizes, students receive personalized attention, mentoring, and advising from dedicated faculty and staff.  Through the practicum, students gain nine months of applied public health experience.

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Financial/Tuition Information

For the 2020-2021 academic year, graduate tuition for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science is $715 per credit hour.  The DePaul MPH program requires students to complete 56 credits hours.  Full-time students take two classes per quarter, and classes are four credits each. 

The MPH program offers a limited number of graduate assistantship positions, which include a stipend and tuition waiver.

Please refer to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Scholarships page for more information. 

Credit Transfers
No, the MPH Program does not accept transfer credit. All students are required to complete all DePaul MPH courses while enrolled in the program.

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