Our program:

Through leadership, scholarship, and partnership, the Maternal and Child Health program (MCHP) at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health trains students to support and promote the health and well-being of women, children, and families.  The program emphasizes multi-level approaches to understanding the complex factors that affect population health and health disparities.  An essential ingredient is the partnerships we have with public and private agencies serving the MCH population and the communities in which MCH problems are most persistent and pervasive.  The program is committed to scientific rigor, evidence-based public health practice, and the principles of participatory and collaborative research and practice.  The program offers a special track in MCH Epidemiology with an emphasis on training individuals to carry out high-level epidemiologic work focusing on the activities of the MCH planning cycle (i.e. surveillance, assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and policy development).

 

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Health (MPH) in MCH and MCH Epidemiology

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in MCH and MCH Epidemiology

 

Eligibility:

MCH applicants must be accepted into the MPH or PhD program in  the Division of Community Health Sciences at the UIC-SPH and have an interest in the area of MCH.

MCH Epidemiology applicants must be accepted into the MPH or PhD program in either the Division of Community Health Sciences or the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UIC-SPH and have an interest in the area of MCH Epidemiology.

Applications are due on February 1, 2013 for domestic students and December 15, 2012 for international students.

To learn more about the UIC MCH Program and how to apply, please contact Jaime Klaus at jaimkl@uic.edu or visit our website at www.uic.edu/sph/mch.