Admissions Requirements

Submit an online application with an essay addressing the areas outlined in the application form, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.


You’ll take 8 core courses including Applied Learning Experiences (i.e., MPH 581) and 4 concentration courses, and pass MPH Comprehensive Exam as the Integrative Learning Experience defined by CEPH.


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


Dr. Brian Chen has worked on many Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and contributed to a variety of public health interventions and initiatives. He has been integrating his research and community health services with his courses. For instance, students in MPH 541 (Social Determinants of Health) learn how to conduct literature reviews, construct conceptual frameworks, collect, analyze, evaluate data, and report results and findings from several sources of real-world datasets. Dr. Chen’s approach brings real-world examples into the classroom to inspire teaching and provides opportunities for students to engage in public health practices in the communities.

Julie Pryde

The UIS MPH Program emphasized a multi-disciplinary approach to Public Health. There was also importance placed on looking at public health situations from all angles. History, theory, policy, and evaluation were all interwoven in the classes and topics!

- Julie Pryde (MPH ’17), Administrator of Champaign-Urbana Public Health District in Illinois

Tuition and Aid

A Master of Public Health degree is a brilliant investment in your future to make a positive impact on people’s health and lives in a variety of ways. We offer many resources that can help you make an informed decision about financing your degree.

Students at the IEHA Conference

A Lifetime Network

You’ll find our graduates at organizations and companies locally and globally like the Illinois Department of Public Health, County Health Departments across Illinois & Greater Chicago area, Amazon (Los Angeles), Rush University Medical Center, Denton County Public Health in Texas, Azul Beach Resort in Negril, Jamaica, and the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia. Our alumni build connections with current students that last a lifetime. Don’t miss this opportunity to join a vibrant UIS MPH Community committed to your success.

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