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Public Health MPH Program

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.