12 months
41442 USD/year
41442 USD/year
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The Public Health program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago trains students in a premiere, multidisciplinary educational environment for a variety of professional roles in public health, clinical care and health research.


In our Public Health courses at Northwestern University, students capitalize on close interaction with faculty leaders to advance their career goals.

Experiential Learning

MPH Applied Practice Experience

The applied practice experience (APEx) element of the Northwestern MPH program is an internship with a community organization or government agency with the purpose of gaining firsthand public health experience. Partners orient students to their organizations mission and operations and have students assist or lead in projects that meet the needs of their organization and the populations served. Dependent on interests and concentrations, applied practice experience projects can be done domestically with our community partners or internationally through the Institute for Global Health.

MPH Culminating Experience

The culminating experience of our public health degree program is a capstone-style extensive investigation or practice-related project completed during students' final year of study. The culminating experience process provides the structure that allows the student to take responsibility for and to succeed in the development, conduct and completion of the project. While some students complete their investigations with Northwestern, others seek opportunities to partner with a community group or government agency for their project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavior, Society, & Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Programming for Statistical Analysis
  • Foundations in Public Health Courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement)

  • Letters of recommendation from two faculty members, instructors, employers, or supervisors or other professionals who can address your interest in public health and/or your ability to do graduate level work.

  • World Education Services (WES, WES.org) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada

  • Standardized test scores are optional 

    • GRE: have ETS send scores to SOPHAS using GRE SOPHAS code 6981 
    • MCAT: have AAMC send scores to SOPHAS

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20721 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    41442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20721 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Evanston

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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