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Community Health:

Master of Public Health

Assess community needs. Develop innovative solutions. Implement impactful programs and policies. Focus on prevention. Build stronger, healthier communities.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MPH program is to promote health, prevent chronic illness, and reduce disparities in health through education and training of public health practitioners, research excellence, and service to communities locally, nationally, and internationally.


The Illinois MPH Program is committed to being an innovative leader in public health education and promotion in order to advance and transform the public's health.


  1. Accountability. The MPH program is accountable to community constituents to conduct research relevant to community health issues and to train future practitioners with skills for improving community health.
  2. Dedication. The MPH program activities embody the dedication, passion, and enthusiasm required to work with communities on addressing today’s complex health problems.
  3. Excellence. The MPH program is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
  4. Inclusivity. The MPH program values the input and participation of its stakeholders, including underrepresented and underserved populations.
  5. Relevance. The MPH program engages in projects and activities that support both the academic mission of the University of Illinois and efforts to improve the health of communities.
  6. Integrity. The MPH program follows principles of ethics in research, practice, instruction, and administrative activities.
  7. Self-awareness. The MPH program fosters personal growth and genuine understanding of community concerns by encouraging introspection of personal attitudes, beliefs, and biases.

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Contact Information

  • MPH Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-0330
  • Email:

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