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.''

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Public health promotes well-being, prevents disease, social circumstances or emotional events that reduce the level of healthy functioning.

There are two separate steps to apply:

1. You must apply to the UIS Graduate School

Unlike undergraduate programs, which allow students to simply apply to the university and declare a major, graduate application is two separate processes.


2. You must also apply to Master of Public Health program office


Additional Resources


Beginning Fall 2016 Applicants to the Master of Public Health Degree must submit a GRE Report prior to consideration!

Information concerning the GRE test is available here


In the News…

A meeting for those interested in participating in the Study Abroad to The Gambia will be held Thursday February 11th from noon until 3:00 pm in PAC 3C. This is an important session, please try to be there!


Study Abroad to The Gambia this summer!
In cooperation with the University of The Gambia…

*Visit and work in local health clinics
*Teach in local classrooms
*Participate in public health projects

Call UIS International Programs 217-206-6679 for details.

The UIS online degree program is the best in Illinois for 2015-16!

Further, UIS Online is among the best in the nation!

U.S. News & World Report ranks UIS online programs among the best in the nation!


Five MPH faculty members presented abstracts of their projects at the American Public Health Association Conference in Chicago in November, 2015. Shown (left to right) are Dr. Josiah Alamu, and Dr. Kristin Osiecki.
Josiah presents Osiecki presents


The UIS Online Master of Public Health Program is among the most affordable in the nation!

Study Author Iris Stone notes, “The online courses are heavily integrated with the on-campus classes, ensuring that distance education students receive the same caliber education as their local counterparts.”

Read more here


Commencement 2015

IMG_8965   Exuberant grads!
(left to right) Jessica Pugh, Trent Brass, Ekaete Okon, MPH Chair Dr. Josiah Alamu, Monique Kimani, Staci Coussens, and Sayla Simi Read more here


Associate Professor Emerita, Dr. Sharron LaFollette named to CDC Board

Sharron LaFollette, professor of public health at theUniversity of Illinois Springfield, has been appointed to a 3-year term on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) board tasked with protecting America’s health. Read More


EHAC Logo  The UIS-MPH-Environmental Health Degree program is fully accredited by The National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).
US NEWS LOGO 5   US News and World Report says UIS Among Top Regional Universities!
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listed the UIS Master in Public Health as one of the TOP ADVANCED DEGREES worth the cost!!


UIS MPH ranked #5 in Most Affordable Public Health degrees by SR Education Group!

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