Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Program in Public Health

Concentrations and Degree Requirements

MPH: Community Health Research Concentration

This concentration is for students who are interested in how to conduct and apply public health research to positively impact the health of communities. The concentration will equip students to understand issues affecting health equity in communities and the role of community stakeholders in working equitably alongside researchers to develop approaches that improve community health.  Coursework for this concentration can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Community Health Research Concentration Degree Requirements

Community Health Research Concentration Sample Student Schedule

MPH: Epidemiology Concentration

This concentration is designed for students looking to understand the distribution and determinants of conditions important to population health. Students will learn to design, implement, and analyze studies to better understand a range of health challenges facing various populations. Coursework for this concentration is designed for the full-time, one-year student.

Epidemiology Concentration Degree Requirements

Epidemiology Concentration Sample Student Schedule

MPH: Global Health Concentration

The Global Health concentration focuses on an interdisciplinary breadth of coursework led by faculty who are engaged in global health research and practice in settings around the world.  Coursework, field and culminating experiences provide opportunities for critical analysis, dialogue, skill-building, and real-world application. Coursework for this concentration can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Global Health Concentration Degree Requirements

MS in Biostatistics: Population Health Analytics Concentration

This concentration introduces statistical methods and epidemiology. Students will complete a final thesis project that emphasizes population health, and coursework can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

MS in Biostatistics: Statistical Bioinformatics Concentration

This concentration is designed for the student interested in "big data" who plans to pursue a career as an analyst or programmer or pursue additional graduate studies. Students will complete a culminating exam that integrate statistical methods with cutting edge computational strategies for bioinformatics applications. Coursework for this concentration can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

MS in Biostatistics: Statistical Methods & Practice Concentration

This concentration emphasizes advanced statistical methods for a range of health applications, and is designed for students who plan to pursue a career as an analyst or programmer or pursue additional graduate studies. Coursework includes a culminating exam and can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.

MS Epidemiology and Biostatistics Degree Requirements for all concentrations

Additional Information

Additional information for Accelerated MPH Students and other MPH Programs can be found in Forms, Schedules, and Registration.