Master of Public Health

Elmhurst College's Master of Public Health program prepares you to take on complex health challenges that affect the people living in your community and around the globe. Earn your degree and open up a world of career possibilities—in health care, research, public policy and more in-demand fields. Our program is designed with your goals in mind. This program is available beginning in Fall Term of 2020. Master of Public Health students complete a total of 14-courses over two years to complete the degree. 

Delivery Method

Offered in a part-time, cohort model, 100% online. Fall start only.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent.

  • Submit an application for admission to graduate study at Elmhurst Colleg

  • Provide three professional recommendations from individuals who can comment on your leadership qualities, communication skills, personal motivation and capacity to succeed in graduate study.

  • Submit a statement of purpose (1,000 words) describing your personal and professional goals and how the completion of the graduate degree will enhance them.

  • Provide official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions you have attended. For international applicants, provide an official, course-by-course evaluation from an approved, education credentialing service. International student mist also meet minimum English proficiency standards.

  • Submit a current resume documenting your work history, with enough details to document levels of responsibility, areas of professional growth, and prior professional training experiences

  • Have at least three years of professional work experience (may be waived with director's approval).

  • Complete an interview with the program director


Students do not need to submit graduate examination (GRE) scores. Students with insufficient academic or professional preparation may be required to take selected undergraduate courses prior to enrolling in the program. These courses would be determined in consultation with the program director.

Transfer Policy

Up to two graduate courses, six semester hours, from an accredited college/university will be considered at the discretion of the program director.

Special Characteristics

Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
is closed until further notice.  Staff are working remotely and are able to respond to your needs.  Visit the Staff Directory page to contact us.

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