Deadline to submit SOPHAS applications for the MPH degree: 

Applications for Fall 2019 are now open until May 15th, 2019

Our Master of Public Health online and in-person programs prepare public health leaders through personalized education and mentoring, rigorous research, and active community engagement.


Inspired by Loyola's Jesuit tradition of justice and freedom of inquiry, the LUC Public Health program is designed to prepare the student to advance the quality and accessibility of health care by bridging service gaps that exist along racial and economic lines. Our goal is to create leaders in order to meet these challenges by offering online and in-person, career-oriented concentrations, taught through multiple departments and institutes of Loyola's top-ranked university system, including: 

  • the Stritch School of Medicine
  • the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy 
  • the Institute of Environmental Sustainability
  • the School of Social Work
  • the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • the School of Law

Faculty and students come from a variety of backgrounds and religious traditions, and all are committed to the Jesuit heritage of promoting social justice.


Congratulations on 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings!

Loyola University Chicago’s Public Health Sciences graduate program tied for 89th in the country and third in Chicago by U.S. News and World Report. These 2020 rankings were determined by peer assessment surveys sent to faculty and administrators at 177 schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

The top 100 ranking and third in Chicagoland coincides with Loyola’s launch of its Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health.  Parkinson graduates will be equipped to research and address health disparities, advancing the University’s Jesuit mission and meeting the needs of a growing health care employment market.  In addition to its Master of Public Health program, Loyola offers two, five-year programs in which students can earn their undergraduate degree in Environmental Science or Health Systems Management and earn a Master of Public Health degree. A new Bachelor of Science in Public Health Sciences program will start in Fall 2019, when all of Loyola’s Public Health Sciences programs will move to the Parkinson School.

“This ranking marks a new era of public health at Loyola,” said David Shoham, PhD, MSPH, program director, Master of Public Health. “Students and program graduates see the opportunity to address public health issues through our multiple areas of concentration while learning from expert faculty. Our transdisciplinary, mission-based program is what will continue to set Loyola and its program apart as it expands over the next few years.”

This is the first year that the rankings include schools of public health and public health programs—previously only public health schools were ranked.


Master of Public Health Program