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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.

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Unlike undergraduate programs, which allow students to simply apply to the university and declare a major, graduate application is two separate processes.  You must apply to the UIS Graduate School – http://www.uis.edu/admissions/graduate/

You must also apply to Master of Public Health program office –
http://go.uis.edu/MPH_Application

MPH Program:

All our Degrees can be taken on campus and/or ONLINE! If you choose the online option, no campus visits are required!

The UIS-MPH-EH program is fully accredited by The National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).

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The MPH-EH is also recognized by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) as a STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

In the News…

International Orientation Week Fall 2015 Schedule

Begins Tuesday August 18th with information and events all week. Bring all your documentation with you and a copy of your passport and visa with the red stamp.  There will be a welcome party sponsored by International Friends at the Housing Commons on Saturday August 22, 2015. Classes begin Monday August 24th and you on your way to a graduate degree!  Read More Here

UIS Survey: Sangamon County citizens report better health than two years ago

In addition to a higher percentage of residents reporting being covered by some form of health insurance, the percent of individuals who report having poor physical or mental health has also decreased.  Read More Here

REESE   Nursing Director Named
Cynthia Reese
 is director of the new University of Illinois Springfield campus of the UIC Chicago College of Nursin g

Class of 2015 Graduation Reception

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 here

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UIS Among Top Regional Universities!
logo_300  For 2014 Kiplinger’s  Magazine
listed the UIS Master in Public Health as one of the TOP ADVANCED DEGREES worth the cost!!

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