Scholarship Opportunities

  • Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI) : The Office of Graduate Intern Programs, located within the Center for State Policy and Leadership, manages the GPSI Program for graduate students at UIS. If you need additional information, the director and staff welcome you to talk with them.​ The deadlines for Graduate Assistant and Graduate Public Service Program Internships are March 15 for the summer and fall semester admissions and the preceding October 15 for spring semester admissions. These options are for on-campus students, only. Online students, who will live within a commutable distance to Springfield for the duration of the internship, are welcome to apply for the GPSI program.
  • Graduate Assistantships: UIS Graduate Assistantships may be offered within graduate degree programs as well as within other units of the university. For all inquiries, please contact Graduate Assistantship Program at
  • Financial Aid: If you are a domestic student, the Office of Financial Assistance aspires to ensure access to and affordability of a UIS education. For assistance with financial aid questions, contact the Office of Financial Assistance at

Education Plans

Please consult with your advisor to finalize your plan. Once finalized, a signed copy will be placed in your file.

MPH Education Plan Form (doc)

Course Rotations

Please find the most recent course rotation for student’s planning purposes.

For courses currently being offered by the department, please visit the Dynamic Course Schedule.


The Department of Public Health expects all graduates to possess a basic set of competencies to effectively practice within the public health profession. The Department has established competencies for the program core, the MPH-Generalist concentration electives categories, and the two MPH-Environmental Health Concentration options.