MPH | Public Health and Recreation Professions | SIU

Southern Illinois University



MPH Program - 100% Online

At Southern Illinois University, MPH students receive instruction from quality faculty and have the opportunity for educational experience along with real-world application concentrated on, but not limited to, health and social disparities, rural health, and population health.

SIU is positioned in a distinctive location to enhance the educational experience for Master of Public Health students – notably, those students interested in health disparities and population health. The region surrounding SIU is disproportionately burdened by negative health outcomes, health professional shortage areas, and medically undeserved populations. Additionally, SIU is located amongst the sixteen Illinois counties designated as part of the Mississippi Delta Region – a government-designated region based on its location as well as the unique racial, cultural, and economic history.

This geographic location sets SIU apart as students and faculty have the opportunity for community engagement throughout their learning experiences along with further education regarding health disparities, research, and outcomes. Furthermore, local and regional workforce enhancement and development can lead to improvement for the public health field where highly educated people are needed.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) school of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH, is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. 

The Board of the Council on Education for Public Health voted to approve SIUC's Public Health Program for the maximum 7-year term allowed, September 2018. 

For more information on the SIUC's Public Health Program accreditation, please contact

SIU 2017/2018 PHP Self Study