Loyola University Chicago

Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health

Master of Public Health


Health Science Campus

2160 S. First Street

Maywood, IL 60153

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Health

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Inspired by Loyola's Jesuit tradition of justice and freedom of inquiry, the Loyola University Chicago Master’s of Public Health program is designed to prepare you to advance the quality and accessibility of health care by bridging service gaps that exist along racial and economic lines. Located at the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL, our goal is to create leaders to meet new health care challenges by offering online and in-person, career-oriented concentrations, taught through multiple departments and institutes of Loyola's top-ranked university system.

Program Structure

  • The degree offers full-time enrollment. Average time to completion (full-time): 1-2 years
  • The degree offers part-time enrollment. Average time to completion (part-time) 2-3 years.

Most courses for the Master of Public Health are offered online, or are provided in a hybrid format.

Student Life

  • Study Abroad: We encourage you to hone skills and build your network through intensive courses around the world. Study abroad is open to full- and part-time students. The School of Health Sciences and Public Health offers annual study abroad trips to Belize.
  • Student Organization: Student Committee on InterProfessional Education SCIPEC)
  • Service Learning: You will an opportunity to participate in an International Service Immersions as part of a collaboration between Campus Ministry and the School of Health Sciences and Public Health. 


Our faculty and clinical preceptors are experts in their fields and hold national certification in their areas of speciation. They have a wide variety of clinical and research interests, and are well respected in their areas of professional specialty.


  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended 
  • A letter of intent, or statement of purpose, describing why you wish to apply for the MPH degree and your future career plans 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • At least one of the following scores: GRE, MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT 
  • NOTE: Graduates with an advanced academic or professional degree (MD, DO, JD, PhD, ScD, etc.) from a U.S. or Canadian institution may request a GRE waiver. Waivers for other advanced degrees (MBA, MPH, MPP, MSW, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis; waivers are generally granted if the degree is from an institution that required the applicant to take a graduate admissions test such as the GRE or MCAT. The GRE or other graduate entrance exam requirement may also be waived if the applicant’s undergraduate GPA is above a 3.0.


The Loyola Master of Public Health is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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