Masters of Public Health at Chicago State University

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 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. 


The program’s mission is to prepare public health practitioners and scholars who are able to identify and assess the needs of communities and populations; plan, implement and evaluate programs in order to enhance health and achieve equity in health status through organized community efforts, especially among urban minority populations.


The vision of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is to improve/impact the primary prevention initiatives for health in the Chicagoland area, state, region and globally through leadership in teaching, research and service.


The values of the MPH Program align with those of the University and the College of Health Sciences to include:

  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Social Justice
  • Life-long learning
  • Personal, professional and academic integrity
  • Leadership