FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the minimum GRE requirements for applying to the MPH degree program?
What is the minimum GPA requirement for applying to the MPH degree program?
Where should I send my official test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, etc.)?
I submitted my application on time, but SOPHAS still has not mailed my application. Is it now considered late?
Is there a UIC Supplemental Application?
Do you have a word limit or specific questions for the personal statement?
Does the school admit students in the spring semester?
In general, all of our degree programs (with the exception of 4 programs) admit students in the fall semester only. The four degree programs that allow a Spring admission are the following:
MPH Online Program in Health Policy and Administration
MPH Public Health Informatics Online Program in Health Policy and Administration
MPH Regular Degree Program in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
MS-CTS Program in Health Policy and Administration
Please note that international students can only be admitted in the spring semester under special circumstances. If you are interested in one of the above four programs for a Spring term and you are an international student, you must contact the department and ask for permission to apply for the spring semester.
If you are interested in applying for one of the above programs, you must submit your application to SOPHAS no later than October 1st. The SOPHAS application does not reopen until September 18th so the application time period is very short (two weeks). You can access the SOPHAS application by going to the following site:http://www.sophas.org. If you are interested in applying for admission to any other degree program other than the four listed above, then the next enrollment date would be for the next Fall term.
Does your school offer the opportunity to take one or two courses as a credit non-degree student?
The UIC School of Public Health offers interested persons the opportunity to register for public health courses in a Credit Non-Degree (CND) status. Thirteen semester hours of course credits and letter grades earned by credit non-degree students may be transferred toward a degree program upon the student's acceptance as a degree candidate and with the consent of the academic division to which the student has been admitted. CND students are accepted every semester, however, the number of CND seats available each term is limited. Students interested in applying as a non-degree student can apply to one of the following CND programs:
- Non-degree Public Health
- Non-degree Clinical and Translational Science
- Non-degree Healthcare Administration
- Non-degree Health Policy and Administration Online
- Non-degree Public Health Informatics
Admission is granted on a first come, first serve basis. Students are strongly encouraged to apply early. Admission as a CND student does not guarantee admission to any of the degree granting programs of the School. In order to access the applications, please go to the following webportal: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/grad/apply_grad.html
For information on our CND deadlines, please visit the following link:http://www.uic.edu/sph/admissions/application-deadlines-credit-non-degrees.html