The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree Program at Loyola University Chicago combines the expertise and passion of several Schools and Institutes of Loyola University Chicago including the Stritch School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the School of Law, the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and the Schools of Social Work and Sociology.

The online program offers convenient, reliable, and rigorous distance education for working professionals, non-traditional students, and individuals who desire a more flexible learning format. Courses are taught by Loyola University Chicago Faculty with expertise in Public Health, Public Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health, Bioethics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. The vast resources of the Loyola University Health System, led by the prestigious Stritch School of Medicine, along with the combined knowledge an experience of distinguished faculty members from medicine, social work, bioethics, health policy and law, help you position yourself to take on many opportunities and challenges.

  • Public Health Policy and Management – this concentration can be completed completely online. This program can also be taken in conjunction with campus courses.
  • Epidemiology – this concentration is a hybrid program of online and evening classes.

Taking on health issues that affect us on all levels

Public Health Leaders come from a variety of disciplines including education, research, law, social work, nursing or medicine, but all are committed to improving the health of individuals and at-risk populations. The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree addresses multiple complex health problems including access to health care services, environmental hazards, injury, and substance abuse. Loyola University Chicago MPH students acquire qualitative and quantitative problem solving skills and training in communication and leadership which greatly enhance career opportunities. 

Note: Students entering the program may wish to pursue careers that may require licensure (e.g. Registered Environmental Health Specialist) or certification (e.g. Certified in Public Health or Certified Professional in Food Safety) upon or before employment. Loyola University Chicago cannot guarantee the Master or Certificate of Public Health programs will prepare students to meet the unique requirements for licensure or certification in their specific location and/or area of expertise. Students should check with their local licensing or certifying authority to determine if/what requirements are necessary.