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Department of Public Health University of Illinois Springfield

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Our Students


UIS is a university that attracts students who want to earn a degree in a supportive environment where classes are small and faculty members truly know their students, serving as advisors, mentors and friends as well as teachers. The UIS curriculum cuts across disciplines and emphasizes civic engagement. As a result, course work in every major is relevant to today’s world. Our students learn new skills and develop an understanding of their responsibility to lead and improve their communities. They test these new abilities in the real world, through a myriad of hands-on internships, fellowships and research opportunities.

Our students come from very diverse backgrounds and have varying interests! We have online, on campus and international students representing most of the United States and other countries worldwide.

You can find admission forms to the left as well as a description of competencies, education plans and internship guidelines. There is also a description of some of our successful Alumni and a page describing our student association. We have a very active and engaged student population and welcome you to become a part of our program.

2013 Zimmerman Scholarship Winners

Bambi Njie

Bambi Njie


Agbesola Zimmerman Scholarship winner

Yetunde Agbesola

Winners of the 2012 Zimmerman Scholarships

Zimmerman Scholarship Winners

From left to right: Kalea Engle, Dr. LaFollette, April Ross, Christie Pugh and Kendra Dickerson.

National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health Fellow

John Dwyer, a graduate student in theJohn Dwyer

MPH program has been selected as a fellow in the 2013 National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH). He is currently the Deputy Director of the Champaign County Emergency Management Agency. He is part of a cohort of 19 teams that will work across sectors to contribute to improved population health while developing leadership capacity. The project from the NLAPH includes the creation of a comprehensive volunteer management interagency program for Champaign County to effectively respond during emergencies.