Loyola University Chicago MPH Program
Office of Admissions
Loyola University Chicago MPH Program, 2160 South First Ave, Building 105, Room 3378, Maywood, IL, 60153
The Loyola University of Chicago MPH degree is a 44 credit program which provides students with the theoretical, methodological, and practical experience relevant to address public health issues with regards to research and policy with emphasis on racial and economic health disparities and bioethics. The curriculum consists of core course work in public health, a practicum training experience and a capstone project. The practicum provides the student with practical experience in a public health setting requiring the student to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge learned during their graduate study. Field experience/practicum will be supervised by full-time faculty.
The Loyola online MPH Program currently offers two concentrations:
- Public Health Policy and Management – coursework for this program can be completed entirely online. This program can also be taken in conjunction with in-person campus courses.
- Epidemiology – this is a hybrid program of online and in-person evening classes.
The capstone experience enables the MPH student to apply key public health concepts to a specific public health facility (e.g. local, state or national government body, community-based organization, etc) or research project and apply knowledge of the core areas of public health. The capstone project integrates the skills and knowledge gained through core and elective coursework as it relates to a specific public health topic.
Inspired by Loyola’s Jesuit tradition of social justice and freedom of inquiry, the SSOM initiated the existing MPH degree within its Graduate School programs in 2009, with administrative responsibility for the educational component and its primary faculty residing within the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS, formerly Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology). The MPH program has two educational tracks, Epidemiology and Health Policy & Law (currently Public Health Policy and Management [PHPM]) that were opened to enrollment in Fall 2009, as well as a number of dual-degree program. The degree program is committed to preparing graduates and creating leaders who will advance the quality and accessibility of health care by bridging gaps that exist along racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines, and by addressing educational, social and behavioral conditions that contribute to disparities.