Joint Degree in MPH/MPA

The UIS Departments of Public Health and Public Administration have an articulation agreement that allows interested students to obtain a joint Master’s degree in Public Health and Public Administration (MPH/MPA).

Admission to the Joint Degree: MPH/MPA*

Students must apply to both programs to be eligible for the joint degree. All prerequisites of each program apply. Students who have been officially admitted into either program should discuss this option with their advisor.

Listed below are the specific courses required for the joint MPH/MPA degree.
Total joint degree credit hours: 68

MPH Courses

MPA Courses

MPH Foundation/Core (28)

MPA Foundation/ Core (20)

MPH 503(4 Hrs.)Biostatistics for the Health Professiona PAD 501 (4 Hrs.)
Introduction to the Profession
MPH 506 (4 Hrs.)
Community Health Research
PAD 502 (4 Hrs.)
Organizational Dynamics
MPH 511 (4 Hrs.)
Foundations of Epidemiology
Choose one elective:

  • PAD 533 Program evaluation
  • PAD 531 Public Policy Analysis
  • PAD 553 Community Planning and Policy
MPH 521 (4 Hrs.)
Environmental and Occupational Health
MPH 531 (4 Hrs.)
Public Health Policy and Administration
PAD 504 (4 Hrs.)
Budget and Finance
MPH 561 (4 Hrs.)
Community Health Education
PAD 505 (4 Hrs.)
Human Resource Management
MPH 581 (4 Hrs.)

MPH Electives(8)

NOTE: MPH 449-Environmental Toxicology and MPH 527- Environmental Risk Assessment comprise eight of the elective hours for EH concentration majors.

MPA Electives (8)

Closure Exercise (NC) Comprehensive examination.

Closure Exercise (4 Hrs.) PAD 571-Capstone Closure

  • Total MPH joint degree credit hours: 36
  • Total MPA joint degree credit hours: 32


Our MPH-Environmental Health concentration is fully accrediEHAC Logoted by the National Environmental Science and Protection Accreditation Council.


* Students who were admitted before fall 2014 should consult the catalog requirements in place at the time of admission.

Revised 24 Jan 2014