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Epidemiology Online/On Campus (Hybrid)

The Loyola University Chicago MPH degree in Epidemiology is a 44 credit hour program, which provides students with the required skill-set to launch a career in clinical and public health research. The MPH Program in Epidemiology is a hybrid program with both traditional evening coursework (24 credits) and online coursework (up to 20 credits). The curriculum consists of 5 core courses (15 credit hours), 5 program specific courses (15 credit hours), 3 credits of research specific electives (e.g. Grant Writing, Meta-Analysis or Clinical Trials, Geographical Information Systems), a practicum (3 credits) and the capstone experience (3 credits), and 5 credits of electives. The courses in Epidemiology (6 credits), Biostatistics (9 credits) and electives in Clinical Trials (3 credits), Grant Writing (3 credits) and Meta-Analysis (3 credits) are taught as evening courses held once a week at the Maywood campus. These evening courses provide interactions with a variety of traditional and non-traditional students who strongly desire to move clinical and public health practice forward and improve health outcomes for all individuals. Students learn to utilize both SAS and STATA software for data management and manipulation. Evening courses may then be combined with online courses that enhance flexibility for the busy student. Students learn to analyze national survey data using statistical software. We encourage students to create research projects based on the student’s public health and research interests. Such projects have included temporal changes in depression in the U.S. population, falls among the elderly and how it relates to arthritis, poverty and kidney disease and how anxiety impacts weight loss. Students may present their research projects at St. Albert’s day at the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus along with other medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. We encourage students to learn how to use both SAS and STATA software for data analysis in order to optimize the marketability of our students. The Loyola MPH Program in Epidemiology work one-on-one with a practicing researcher to obtain practical training in research methods. The MPH Program in Epidemiology is multi-disciplinary with coursework taught from a variety of disciplines within the framework of public health.

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Spring 2018 | All applicants: 11/15/2017

Fall 2018 | All applicants: 5/15/2018

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1792 Loyola U Chicago MPH SOPHAS

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TOEFL: 79+ on the iBT or a 550+ on the written test IELTS: 6.5+

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    Loyola University Chicago MPH Program


    Maywood, IL

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    Loyola University Chicago MPH Program, 2160 South First Ave, Building 105, Room 3378, Maywood, IL, 60153

    Tel: (708)327-9224



    Loyola University Chicago MPH Program

    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.   

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