Degree Options

With the help of partners from Chicago’s many diverse communities, our Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program offers students real-world educational experiences through public health courses that other programs cannot provide. Our students work alongside scientists and practitioners in developing approaches to improve community health. Browse our degree options below to learn more.


Choose from a full-time, one-year option or a part-time option that will take about two years.
Get Your MPH


Earn a MPH and PhD concurrently through the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences or Medical Anthropology PhD programs.
Get your PhD/MPH


Students complete their MD curriculum during the day and MPH classes in the evenings, one or more days per week, completing both within four years.
Get your MD/MPH


Complete concurrent coursework and earn both a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and an MPH in three years through this dual-degree program.

Get your DPT/MPH


The Accelerated Program in Public Health (APHP) allows high-performing Northwestern undergraduate students to complete MPH coursework early.

Explore the MPH+1 Option

Non-Degree Special Students

This option is for student wishing to take one or more classes for enrichment or as continuing education but who are not planning on pursuing a degree.

Take a Course