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.

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.

Dr. Josiah Alamu, Chair of the Department of Public Health, discusses water quality research in The Gambia.

Student Spotlight

Geetu Sharma came to the US to attend the UIS MPH program. Currently, she is a Graduate Public Service Intern with the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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What we offer

The Department of Public Health offers the following degrees:

Admission Requirements and Application Information

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