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With approximately 400 students enrolled in our certificate and degree programs, HPA attracts students from all stages of their professional and educational development. Ours is a vibrant, multidisciplinary community, where camaraderie and collaboration take precedent over competition.

Before you arrive on campus, take some time to familiarize yourself with student life at UIC SPH. Be sure to consult the resources listed below, and stay tuned for updates on orientation. Important links for current and incoming students:



Please visit the SPH current and prospective student pages to learn more about student housing, financial aid, and funding opportunities.  

Students from our program move on to unique and fulfilling jobs. Visit our careers page to learn about the opportunities awaiting HPA graduates.

To learn more about our student community, visit the SPH Student Leadership website. The student group, Association of Future Healthcare Administrators, for the Master of Healthcare Administration degree-seeking students can be found here: AFHA 


MPH student, Elizabeth Dinovis is awardee of two scholarships; the Estelle Goldstein Memorial Scholarship, and the Viron L. Diefenbach award for excellence in student research. Elizabeth was also granted entry to the Delta Omega Society.

PhD student, Sabrina Young was awarded a predoctoral traineeship in the Cancer Education and Career Development Program at Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Cancer Education and Career Development Program prepares promising new scholars to conduct research in the critical field of cancer disparities. Congratulations, Sabrina!

PhD student, Nancy Hedlund has been selected as the awardee of the Fall 2016 Estelle Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Award. This scholarship is presented annually to an SPH graduate student with a demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students whose educational interests focus on issues surrounding aging and gerontology and/or students returning after the age of forty. Congratulations Nancy!

MHA student, Amy Sagen received the UIC Award of Merit. The Award of Merit recognizes outstanding Academic Professionals and Civil Service employees. It is a university-wide honor available to UIC campus staff who exhibit service, commitment, and dedication. Congratulations, Amy!

MPH student, Karen Aguirre has been selected as the awardee of the Fall 2016 Scrimshaw Family Latino Health Scholarship Award. This scholarship is presented annually to an SPH graduate student of Latino/Hispanic origin or descent, who self-identify as Latino, and/or whose area of study focuses on improving the health of the Latino/Hispanic population. This award reflects the decades of research and service former Dean Susan C. Scrimshaw and her family have dedicated to improving the health of Hispanic and Latino families in the Americas. Congratulations, Karen!

MPH student, Mervin Dino presented “Health System and Physician Alignment Strategies” at Loyola University with faculty member and VP of Clinical Institutes, Business Development and Hospital-Based Programs, AIMMC and Vice President, System Business Development, Advocate Health Care, Michael Swarzman. Congratulations, Mervin!

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