Department of Public Health

Public health is, in the words of the Institute of Medicine, "What we as a society do collectively to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.''

The vision of the Department of Public Health is to create a safe, healthy, and productive workforce capable of transforming the health of their local and global communities.

What we offer

The Department of Public Health offers the following degrees:

Admission Requirements and Application Information

Funding Opportunities


What’s New

Dr. Dorine Brand and Dr. Egbe Egiebor receive grant to study the use of pesticides in urban and agricultural communities.

Student Spotlight

Alexandra Scherba, a recent graduate with a double degree in Master of Public Health and Master of Public Administration, was hired at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health. Check out her video describing her experience at UIS!

Faculty within the Department of Public Health are committed to producing world class public health professionals to work in the United States and globally to improve health, prevent disease, reduce health disparities, and enhance quality of life through education, scholarship, and service.