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 –

You must also apply to Master of Public Health program office


Beginning Fall 2017 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…

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.”

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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 here

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