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Program Director's Message

We are delighted by your interest in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM).

The past several years clearly demonstrated the disparate role public health plays in the lives of everyone. Both communicable diseases (e.g., COVID) and non-communicable diseases (e.g., Alzheimer Disease and related dementias, violence, and addiction) reshape society. Information is everywhere  begging for our thoughtful attention. The world desperately needs more people to lead and improve the health of all of us in addition to those who help one of us at a time.

The MPH program incorporates substantial flexibility. The degree can be completed in one year for full-time students, or in up to five years for part-time students (e.g., fellows, working professionals). There are specific tracks for learners with the DPT degree, earning a PhD, or combining the MPH with an undergraduate program (“4 + 1”). All MPH students complete a core curriculum that incorporates foundational knowledge in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health care delivery. All students complete an applied practice experience with a vetted community partner and a culminating experience that brings the curriculum and the student’s passion together. Each of our concentrations (global health, community health research, epidemiology, generalists) provides additional depth. You'll find the program is analytically oriented, methodologically rigorous, and builds bridges to faculty from one of the US’s best medical schools.

The challenges, expectations, and potential benefits of public health are as great as they have been during our lifetimes. Regardless of where you are on your journey, this program will help you meet your goals. We look forward to learning more about you!

Thank you for visiting our site. Please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

a.naidech.pngAndrew M Naidech, MD, MSPH
MPH Program Director

Professor of Neurology, Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics), Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, and Medical Social Sciences