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Five reasons why being part of the MPH Program at Illinois is a great idea:

Why be part of the MPH program:

  1. As an MPH student at Illinois, you'll work closely with first-rate faculty who are experts on top public health issues of today.
  2. You will learn how to enable others to improve their health through our Health Behavior and Promotion concentration.
  3. You will explore the interdisciplinary nature of public health through our numerous cross-departmental collaborations. Students interested in health management have the opportunity to complement their MPH by pursuing our 4 year MPH-MBA joint degree program. Additionally, we also offer a 4 year MPH-MUP(Masters in Urban Planning) joint degree program which prepares public health professionals to make a difference in communities around the world through intentional interventions in the urban development process, advancing the health of populations locally and globally.
  4. You will acquire real-world skills critical to job success –from program evaluation and policy analysis, to designing health promotion programs.
  5. As an MPH student, you'll interact with students and faculty who share a commitment to improving the health of our communities and reducing health disparities. At the end of the program, you’ll be prepared to make a difference.