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Program Schedule

Schedule / Course Descriptions [PDF]  
The schedule described here is stratified by concurrent degree program year (CY). Thus, the first year of the program (CY1) is devoted exclusively to MPH-requirements and is based in Carbondale. The second year (CY2) is identical to the first year of medical school (MS1) and is also based in Carbondale. The next three years are based in Springfield, with no difference between CY3/CY4 and MS2/MS3. The final year of the program (CY5) differs in two ways from MS4:  1) students are required to choose at least some electives designed to fulfill MPH requirements, and 2) students must complete a practicum.

CY1: Carbondale, full-time MPH studies – 27 MPH hours

Fall

  • HED 500 Community Organizing, 3 hours, SIU-C (or take HED 512)
  • HED 505 Intro to Public Health, 3 hours, SIU-C
  • HED 525 Health Behavior, 3 hours, SIU-C
  • HED 526 Research and Evaluation, 3 hours, SIU-C
  • (possible) EPSY 402 Basic Statistics, 3 hours, SIU-C

Spring

  • HED 512 Program Planning, 3 hours, SIU-C (or take HED 500)
  • HED 532 Public Health Administration, 3 hours, SIU-C
  • HED 583 US Health System, 3 hours, SIU-C
  • HED 593 Epidemiology, 3 hours, SIU-C
  • (possible) EPSY 402 Basic Statistics, 3 hours, SIU-C

Summer

  • HED 588 Environmental Health 3 hours, SIU-C
  • HED 598 Grant Writing, 3 hours, SIU-C
  • (possible) EPSY 402 Basic Statistics, 3 hours, SIU-C

CY2 (MS1): Carbondale, full time medical studies
Current medical school curriculum remains unchanged

MPEE - Interim Summer

  • During this time when MPEE slots are available students will be offered opportunities to participate in public health research with SIU-SOM faculty or gain experience with the local or state public health department.

CY3 (MS2): Springfield, combined medical and public health studies
Current medical school curriculum remains unchanged

CY4 (MS3): Springfield, combined medical and public health studies
Current medical school curriculum remains unchanged

CY5 (MS4): Springfield, combined medical and public health studies – 15 MPH hours (43 total to date)

  • Selected SOM electives meeting SOM requirements and student desires
  • Public Health Leadership elective
  • Clinical Epidemiology elective
  • Health Policy and Law elective
  • HED 590 Practicum, 6 hours, SIU-SOM field experience with the Illinois Department of Public Health