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UIC SPH at a Glance

UIC SPH at a Glance


Established in 1970, the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (UIC SPH) is recognized for its research strength, educational excellence and commitment to improve the quality of individual health within various communities and cities around the world. The City of Chicago provides a dynamic and diverse urban environment in which faculty, students, and staff members pursue the school’s mission of impacting the world. As an urban commercial hub and transportation center in the American Midwest, the Chicago location gives the UIC SPH exposure and reach to nearly every aspect of public health—locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.



838 graduate students
71% women
7% international
21% under-represented minorities
Average age upon entry: 32
Age range: 21-65


55 tenured/ tenure-track faculty
61 non-tenure track faculty
24 clinical faculty
99 adjunct faculty
 5 adjunct clinical faculty
26 faculty affiliates

Academic Divisions

Community Health Sciences
Environmental and Occupational health Sciences
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health Policy and Administration  

Click here to read more about each area of study.

Graduate Degree Programs

Masters of Public Health (MPH) (online options are available) 
Masters of Science (MS)
Masters of Science in Clinical and Translational Science (MS CTS) 
Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 
Doctor of Public Health in Leadership (DrPH) (a distance-based program)

Click here to see our degree offerings.

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health (BA)

Click here to read about our new undergraduate major in public health.

Online Academic Certificate Programs

Public Health Informatics 
Clinical Research Methods 
Public Health Management 
Public Health Geographic Information Systems 
Basic Community Public Health Practice 
Advanced Community Public Health Practice 
Emergency Management and Continuity Planning 
Public Health Practice Certificate at Rockford 

Click here to read more about our online certificate programs.

Tuition Summary

Tuition & fees per semester / most full-time on-site programs 
In-state $9,721, Out-of-state $15,841

Tuition and fees per semester/ MHA degree program
In-state $13,003, Out-of-state $19,123

Tuition and fees for distance-based programs
$793.00 per credit hour

Click here for a detailed description of UIC SPH tuition and fees.

Programs, Research Centers, and Institutes


  1. Chicago Project for Violence Prevention
  2. Community Asthma Prevention Program
  3. Community Outreach Intervention Projects
  4. Diversity in Public Health Program
  5. Diversity in Urban Health
  6. Urban Health Program
  7. UIC Health Professional Partnership Initiative
  8. Fogarty UIC AIDS International Training and Research Program
  9. Maternal and Child Health Training Program

Research Centers and Institutes
  1. Center for the Advancement of Distance Education
  2. Center for Biostatistical Development
  3. Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  4. Mid-America Centers for Public Health Practice
  5. Mid-America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute
  6. Mid-America Public Health Training Center
  7. Illinois Preparedness Emergency Response Learning Center
  8. Mid-America Public Health Management Academy
  9. Public Health Practitioner Certification Board
  10. Great Lakes Centers for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health
  11. Center for Children's Environmental Health
  12. Center for Global Environmental and Occupational Health
  13. Center of Excellence in Environmental Health
  14. Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research
  15. Occupational Health Service Institute
  16. Institute for Health Research and Policy
  17. Center for Health Behavior Research
  18. Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research
  19. Center for Research on Health and Aging
  20. Health Policy Center
  21. Health Promotion Research Program
  22. NIOSH Educational Resource Center

SPH Affiliated Campus Centers
  1. UIC Cancer Center
  2. Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
  3. Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy


Fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1974




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