Benedictine University

Master of Public Health


5700 College Rd, Scholl 145

Lisle, IL 60532

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Health

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Benedictine University's on-campus or online Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) offers you a flexible way to advance your career, whether in the private or public sector. With a 30-year legacy of graduating public health leaders, the program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and offers four focus areas in which you can specialize.

Take a Systems Approach to Improve Public Health

Over the course of 13 four-credit courses and a six-credit internship, you will explore statistical methods, population analyses, and biological principles used to control disease, drive research, and improve public health.

By graduation, you'll be able to enter the field with confidence—whether you're leading culturally competent, ethical, and effective research studies or public health programs that measurably improve health outcomes.

Explore Your Options

Our M.P.H. program offers an accelerated track as well as four dual-degree options, so you can earn an M.B.A., Master of Information Science*, Master of Nutrition and Wellness*, or Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior in tandem with your M.P.H.

Or, choose a focus and earn a graduate certificate along with your M.P.H. at no additional time or cost.

  • Health Education & Promotion

    Health Management & Policy


*Not offered online

Make a Career in Helping Others

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job opportunities for epidemiologists will grow 9 percent between 2016 and 2026 due to increasing public health capacity among state and local agencies.1 Join a growing field and earn a commensurate salary in a variety of settings, including:2

  • Scientific research and development services, $103,580 median annual salary

    Hospitals: state, local, and private, $80,680 median annual salary

    Local government, excluding education and hospitals, $64,690 median annual salary

    State government, excluding education and hospitals, $62,370 median annual salary

    Colleges, universities, and professional schools: state, local, and private, $61,220 median annual salary

The Benefits of a CEPH-Accredited Program

Benedictine's M.P.H. program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the foremost body evaluating public health education programs and institutions. CEPH accreditation means you can be sure you're getting a high-quality and industry-current education in public health theory and practice.

Some employers, including the U.S. Public Health Service, and some state and local government agencies, accept only graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs.


Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: We offer a variety of federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Each program has specific student eligibility requirements. In general, students must be formally admitted as degree-seeking and enrolled for a minimum number of credit hours.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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