University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

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University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
UIC School of Public Health
Other name
UIC SPH
Established 1970 (1970)[1]
Academic affiliation
University of Illinois at Chicago
Address 1603 W Taylor St, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Campus Urban

The University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health is public health school recognized by the Council on Education for Public Health that awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in public health and health administration. Located on UIC's West Campus:,[1] the School of Public Health was founded in 1970 as an expansion of the University of Illinois Medical Center.[2] It later, along with rest of UIMC, was consolidated into the University of Illinois at Chicago. Now constituting one of the 15 colleges of UIC. The school is ranked seventeenth in public health programs in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.[3]

History[edit]

Based of the recommendation of Illinois Board of Higher Education,[4] the Illinois legislature in 1969 approved the expansion of the University of Illinois Medical Center's academic programs that included a new school of public health.

Academics[edit]

Initially awarding a Masters of Public Health and Doctorate of Public Health, the School of Public Health has grown to include the following degree options:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science (MS) with concentrations in[5]
    • Community Health Sciences
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    • Health Policy and Administration
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)

the UIC School of Public Health also maintains a Master's International program for Peace Corps volunteers[6]

Research[edit]

the UIC School of Public Health has multiple areas of research and has established the multiple research centers and institutes.[7] It also maintains the GEOLibrary

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Highlights from the First 35 Years" (PDF). UIC School of Public Health. University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "UIC SPH Faculty Handbook" (PDF). UIC School of Public Health. University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Rankings of Public Health Programs, U.S. News and World Report".
  4. ^ Proposals for the expansion of education in the health professions: 1967-1980. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Board of Higher Education. p. 30. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Degrees | UIC SPH". publichealth.uic.edu. University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  6. ^ Corps, Peace. "Volunteer Programs". www.peacecorps.gov. USA Peace Corps. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Centers Institutes & Programs | UIC SPH". publichealth.uic.edu. University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

Coordinates: 41°52′6.9″N 87°40′4.2″W / 41.868583°N 87.667833°W / 41.868583; -87.667833