Health Education Joint PHD/MPH Degree | PHR Professions| SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Education and Human Services

Joint PHD/MPH Degree

Program Information

Effective for Fall 2010 individuals may apply for the concurrent MPH/PhD program in health education. Students will earn an MPH in Community Health Education and a PhD in Education, with a concentration in health education. Students will be selected for the program through a competitive process--because of the uniqueness of this degree only 1 or 2 students will be selected. Coursework have been carefully selected and sequenced for students to complete both degrees in a timely manner. This concurrent degree program is intended for full-time graduate students who desire to teach at the university level. Fall Admissions ONLY.

Requirements for Admission

Besides the current admission criteria, students who are interested in applying to the Concurrent MPH/PhD program must have the following:

  • GPA (overall 3.5) as undergraduate or 3.6 masters GPA
  • Have a personal interview with faculty (on campus, video conference or telephone)
  • Undergraduate degree in health education (or closely related field) and 3 years health-related work experience OR a graduate degree in health education (or closely related field) and 1 year health-related work experience

Each student will work with an advisor to select an additional 3 hours from courses within Health Education or related courses.

In addition to the Graduate School Application, you must complete the following:

  • Letter of Application
  • Minimum of 3 references
  • Official Transcripts from all universities/colleges listed on your application form
  • Curriculum Vitae