Master of Public Health

About the Program

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of Chicago is taught primarily by faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences in the Biological Sciences Division. The MPH program is broad in its scope, with students developing proficiency across several public health disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health sciences.

Application Deadline March 15


The program’s vision is to improve health by decreasing mortality and morbidity in our local community, our country, and across the globe. 


The program’s mission is to train public health practitioners who integrate scientific methods and data analysis with community partnership and local insight to create novel, sustainable, and collaborative solutions to population-based health problems.

To accomplish this mission, the program’s goals are to:

  • Provide students with a rigorous education in public health research methods and practice.
  • Network and integrate students with non-profit, institutional, for-profit, community-based, and faith-based organizations across Chicago (prioritizing the South Side and UChicago catchment area).
  • Provide students with research opportunities, including projects supported by government and foundation grants, and link faculty and students to apply analytic skills.