At the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health (UIC SPH), we offer outstanding courses and research opportunities in all areas of public health. Students benefit from a diverse, accomplished faculty while learning and working in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. We prioritize real-world application—translating our knowledge into action and our compassion into results. When you enroll at UIC SPH, you will learn how to make a difference in the health of populations around the world.

Established in 1970, the fully accredited UIC SPH currently offers five degrees: Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), along with certificate programs and non-degree continuing education opportunities to both full- and part-time students and professionals practicing in the field. Beginning in fall 2012, we will offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in public health as well.

The following are examples of our proud achievements and ongoing discovery:

  • Curbing violence and shootings in Chicago through an innovative program called CeaseFire
  • Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • CHEERing on Chicago’s waterways
  • Exploring the science behind the Fountain of Youth
  • Surveying the stigma of being gay in the Latino community
  • Leaving no mother behind
  • Bringing clean water to families in South America


University of Illinois at Chicago