Why The MPH-EH @ UIS

The nationally accredited and ranked (#10) STEM degree prepares you to advance your career and professional development in public health. Our MPH - Environmental Health (MPH-EH) program within which a student may emphasize preparation in risk assessment, emergency preparedness, or environmental health policy. You can earn your degree in as few as 24 months!

Program Highlights

93%
of MPH graduates were employed, continuing their education, or pursuing other goals within one year of graduation.
91%
of MPH graduates were satisfied that MPH@UIS adequately prepared them to work in public health or a health-related field.
90%
of on-campus MPH students have been selected as GPSI interns with a maximum of 40 credit hours tuition waiver & monthly stipend

17-24 Months
Accommodates the Schedules of Working Professionals
Affordable
Lower cost per credit versus other MPH programs for online learners
Availability
of on-campus MPH students have been selected as GPSI interns with a maximum of 40 credit hours tuition waiver & monthly stipend

Application

 

Admissions Requirements

Submit an online application with an essay addressing the areas outlined in the application form, official transcripts (min. of 30 semester hours in the natural sciences), and 3 letters of recommendation.
 

Curriculum

You’ll take 8 core courses including Applied Learning Experience (MPH 581: Internship), 3 major-specific courses, 1 elective, and pass MPH Comprehensive Exam as the Integrative Learning Experience.
 

Competencies

All students are trained in 12 CEPH Foundational Public Health Knowledge, 22 CEPH Foundational Competencies, and additional 5 Concentration Competencies in the MPH-EH curriculum.
 

Tuition & Aid

A MPH-EH degree is a brilliant investment in your future to make a positive impact on people's health in a variety of ways. Resources here can help you make an informed decision about financing your degree.
Dr. Junu Shrestha

Integration of Teaching, Research, and Service

Dr. Junu Shrestha collaborated with Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) to work on community health projects on Hepatitis B and Breast Cancer among the African population in Central Illinois. She shared her experiences in her courses as illustrations of applied public health practice and community service. Her students learned first-hand public health actions about this innovative way to address health inequalities from a unique inter-sector collaboration. Dr. Shrestha is also an expert in geographic information systems (GIS) and she held GIS workshops for students and people in our community. In MPH 521 (Introduction to Environmental Health), she showed students how to use ArcGIS to analyze public health data and fostered students’ learning motivation to enhance their spatial analysis skills for environmental health problems using ArcGIS.

Testimonials

Bredina Coale

The MPH Program and the GPSI program provided me with tremendous opportunity to grow as a professional and to interact and develop relationships with people from all over the world. I am forever grateful for the guidance, support, knowledge, and encouragement I have received over the past three years.

Bredina Coale

I was looking for a program that was reputable, affordable and flexible with the focus that I wanted; the 100% Online Public Health Program at UIS was a perfect fit for that. I found MPH@UIS with a well-rounded curriculum that provides flexible schedules that my home and work require.

Brian Stennett
Brian Stennett
Julie Pryde

For the students who are new to the field of public health, the UIS MPH program offers experiential learning opportunities to work alongside those who have worked in the field for years. The diversity of the program is outstanding. There are people from all types of undergraduate programs, from all over the world, and with wide ranging age and experience.

Julie Pryde

The MPH program and the GPSI program provided me with tremendous opportunity to grow as a professional and to interact and develop relationships with people from all over the world. I am forever grateful for the guidance, support, knowledge and encouragement I have received over the past three years.

Hinlal Patel
Hinlal Patel
Marleigh Voigtmann

For the students who are new to the field of public health, the UIS MPH program offers experiential learning opportunities to work alongside those who have worked in the field for years. The diversity of the program is outstanding. There are people from all types of undergraduate programs, from all over the world, and with wide ranging age and experience.

Marleigh Voigtmann

National Accreditation

EHAC logo

Our MPH-Environmental Health program has been accredited by the National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) since 2006. It is also a Master’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Programs. EHAC-accredited degrees are deemed the industry standard by environmental health leaders who strive for the rigor, quality, and value of the professionalism of environmental health.

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