Find your path to admission at the CPAA

CPAA advisors recruiting​Whether you’re a high school student or an international student considering the College of Public Affairs and Administration at UIS, a transfer student coming to us from another institution, or a current UIS student looking into a CPAA degree, we have a path to admission just for you.

In addition to the resources linked above, please feel free to contact our undergraduate program student advisors for information about our majors and personalized assistance with the CPAA admissions process.

Learn how to apply today! ​

Apply for Graduate Program

Applying to Graduate school at UIS usually involves two main tasks:

  1. Completing and submitting the UIS Graduate Application for Admission. This can be done online by visiting our Apply Today web page.
  2. Contacting your desired program of study and completing their program specific Application Requirements.

Please contact one of the following for program specific Application Requirements:

Kandi Histo, Office Support Specialist
Political Science, Public Health, Environmental Studies, & Legal Studies
khist2@uis.edu
(217) 206-6646
Office: PAC 350

Gael Carnes, M.A.
Public Administration
gcarn2@uis.edu
(217) 206-6310
Office: PAC 420

CPAA Online Graduate Programs

Find out how to get started and contact one of our online program coordinators for program specific Application Requirements.


Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

As a CPAA student, you’ll pay tuition and fees through the University Bursar website. Tuition calculators and estimates of costs can be found on the Cost of Attendance page within the Office of Financial Assistance website.

Financial Aid

Explore your financial aid options or check on your current financial aid status and awards by visiting the Office of Financial Assistance website.

Scholarship Opportunities

See what scholarship opportunities are available for our qualifying UIS students. Also, be sure to use the UIS scholarship search feature to identify scholarships intended for students of specific colleges, majors, and other search criteria.

Student Employment

Information on the Federal Work Study program and other types of student employment can be found on the Student Employment page within the Office of Financial Assistance website.