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, community health, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health sciences.


Our program envisions improved population health through decreasing mortality and morbidity in our local community, our country, and across the globe.


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

This mission is operationalized through teaching, research, and service, where all program participants uphold the values of: community, dissemination, diversity, encouragement, equity, evidence, inclusivity, innovation, scientific excellence, and social impact.

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

  1. Provide students with a rigorous education in public health methods and practice. 
  2. 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).
  3. Provide students with research opportunities, including projects supported by government and foundation grants, and link faculty and students to apply analytic skills.