Summer Pre-Matriculation Program

PMP 2020 Dates: In-Person PMP July 13 - August 7 & Online PMP July 6 - August 14

The Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP) is an intensive four week program coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Enrollment is prioritized for African American, Latinx, Native American and those committed to serving historically marginalized student populations. The goal of PMP is to strengthen the academic, professional, and social skills of new students as they enter graduate school. PMP curricula and competencies will be delivered in modules, and will be supplemented by professional development and SPH orientation services. Eligible PMP students will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the program.

The PMP curriculum is designed to introduce public health concepts and refresh your knowledge of quantitative methods, academic writing, and leadership development. In addition to the academic exposure, this is an excellent opportunity to get acclimated and form relationships with your future classmates.

Program Contact

Program Modules

Academic Modules Professional Development / Leadership Modules
Orientation to UIC School of Public Health programs & services Careers in public health
Quantitative fundamentals Resume/portfolio development)
Academic writing Communication skills & electronic etiquette
Research and literature review fundamentals Mentoring relationships
Research ethics Leadership & work style assessments
Overview of public health systems Public speaking and presentation skills
Applied practice experience information SPH Student Affairs services & activities
Guest lectures and field trips related to health disparities, community research, and other topics. Campus tour – SPH buildings, library, UIC ID

Application Process

Student applications will be reviewed and recommended by Office of Diversity and Inclusion staff and academic coordinators for enrollment in the program. All recommendations are made in the best interests of the students, with the intention to provide a rich and rewarding stepping-stone into their public health academic program. Selected students will be notified by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The deadline for PMP is May 18, 2020, at 11:59 PM. You can apply for PMP here. If you are interested in learning more about the program or have any questions, please contact Cecilia Macias at