Thank you for your interest in applying to the UIC Public Health Geographic Information Systems online certificate program. This section of the Web site provides all the necessary instructions to successfully complete an application for admission to the program. Should you have any questions regarding eligibility, deadlines, requirements or the admissions process, we encourage you to contact us. We are always available to address any questions or concerns you may have about applying to the program.

Admission Deadline

Semester Preferred Deadline Deadline
Spring November 1 November 15 
Fall July 1 July 15
Summer April 1 April 15



Additional Admissions Policies

Changing from Certificate to Degree Program
Students may transfer credits earned in the certificate program towards the fulfillment of the Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science in Public Health (MS), in the event they apply and are admitted as degree candidates. Admission as a certificate student does not guarantee admission to any of the UIC School of Public Health degree seeking programs. Please visit the Admissions page of the UIC School of Public Health Web site for more information.

Transfer Credit
To transfer credits, the student must earn a minimum letter grade of "B" or above in all of the Public Health GIS courses. Students must attain a 3.00 grade point average (on a 4.00 point scale) to receive the Public Health GIS certificate.

Students cannot transfer any coursework from another institution into the certificate program.




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