Master On Campus

Public Health

Northern Illinois University

24 months
873 USD/credit 19206 USD/year
504 USD/credit 11088 USD/year
504 USD/credit 11088 USD/year
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The Master of Public Health program within the School of Health Studies at Northern Illinois University builds upon your leadership skills and theoretical knowledge of the health needs of diverse populations as you will focus on health care planning and disease prevention while specializing in health services management or health promotion. 


Program Details

The Public Administration program at Northern Illinois University prepares professionals for leadership positions in public health and health-related agencies. Students may specialize in health promotion or health services management. The Master in Public Health with a health promotion specialization prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist examination given by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Students who complete the M.P.H. with a specialization in health services management are eligible to take the Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Examination if certain electives have been completed.

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Health Promotion
  • Specialization in Health Services Management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Systems 
  • Behavioral and Social Aspects of Public Health 
  • Biostatistics in Public Health 
  • Health Services Management 
  • Community Health Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


44 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree.
  • Official transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts suffice during the application process, but official ones must be submitted to the Graduate School before students are permitted to register for classes).
  • Minimum undergraduate or graduate G.P.A. of 3.00.
  • No GRE required, but could be supportive if over 25th percentile. 
  • Well-written personal statement, which serves as a writing sample.
  • Resume. 
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors, instructors and/or supervisors. (It is preferable to include at least one academic reference, if possible).
  • TOEFL score of 90 or IELTS score of 7.0 for international applicants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19206 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 873 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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