Chicago State University's MPH program is a practice-centered curriculum designed
to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century. It focuses on the
core functions of public health including: health status assessments, environmental
health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well
as health policy development and research. CSU’s MPH program has a value-added component
that focuses on minority health and health equity. The MPH curriculum also emphasizes
the social and scientific strategies in understanding the causality, consequences,
prevention and control of diseases and untimely deaths.
Students in the MPH program will conduct research that will increase public awareness
of these health problems.
When asked about the career opportunities upon completion of the MPH degree program,
Dr. Balogun, former dean of the College of Health Sciences and distinguished university
professor explains, “As an entry level professional degree, graduates of the MPH
degree program will enter the job market as epidemiologists, environmental/occupational
health scientists, health care managers, health educators, and behavioral scientists.”