Off-Site Programs

MPH Program at UIC College of Medicine at Rockford

The MPH program based at the UIC College of Medicine at Rockford (UICOM-R) offers a 36 semester hour professional enhancement MPH degree. The program is offered through the School of Public Health’s Health Policy and Administration Division. The focus of the program is strengthening the relationship between medicine and public health.

This program is available for medical students and those with at least three years of experience working in health or a public health field. The admission criteria and student performance standards are the same as those for students in the PEP program at the Chicago campus. Students are admitted to the program every year in the fall semester.

Curriculum

SPH Core Requirements (18 semester hours)

BSTT 400 Biostatistics I (3 sh)

EPID 400 Principles of Epidemiology (3 sh)

HPA 400 Basic Principles of Management in Public Health (3 sh)

HPA 401 Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (2 sh)

CHSC 400 Public Health Concepts and Practice (3 sh)

EOHS 400 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences (3 sh)

IPHS 698 MPH Capstone Experience (1 sh)

Additional Program Requirements (18 semester hours)

HPA 494 Public Health Law and Ethics (3 sh)

CHSC 432 Analytic Methods in Public Health (3 sh)

CHSC 480 Health Education and Promotion (3 sh)

CHSC 494 Media and Community Health Care (3 sh)

HPA 494 U.S. Health and Public Health System (3 sh)

A practicum is required of all students and is the equivalent value of 3 semester hours.

For further information, contact Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper at 815-395-5854 or Vweide1@uic.edu.

MPH Program at UIC College of Medicine at Peoria

The MPH program based at the UIC College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOM-Peoria) offers a professional enhancement MPH degree. The program is offered through the School of Public Health’s Community Health Sciences (CHS) Division and complements the UICOM-Peoria Program in Population and Community Health. Student admission and performance standards are the same as those for students at the Chicago campus.

A 33 semester hour program is available for practicing physicians, nurses, public health officials, and related personnel working in the community. Students will complete the program using a combination of on-line distance learning and Peoria-based instruction. Students will also have the option of taking courses at the School of Public Health in Chicago. The admission criteria require the applicant to have a bachelor's or advanced degree in health or a related profession plus three years of paid public health or community health experience.

Curriculum

SPH Core Requirements (18 semester hours)

BSTT 400 Biostatistics I (3 sh)

EPID 400 Principles of Epidemiology (3 sh)

HPA 400 Basic Principles of Management in Public Health (3 sh)

HPA 401 Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (2 sh)

CHSC 400 Public Health Concepts and Practice (3 sh)

EOHS 400 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences (3 sh)

IPHS 698 MPH Capstone Experience (1 sh)

CHS Requirements (15 semester hours)

CHSC 446 Research Methods in Community Health (3 sh)

CHSC 480 Health Education and Health Promotion (3 sh)

CHSC 494 Community Assessment in Public Health (3 sh)

CHSC 433 Public Health Planning and Evaluation (3 sh)

XXX xxx Students select one of the following policy and advocacy courses:

CHSC 527 Critical Issues in Long Term Care Policy (3 sh),

or

CHSC 543 MCH Policy and Advocacy (3 sh)

or

HPA 430 Introduction to Public Health Policy Analysis (3 sh)

Field Experience

IPHS 650 Field Experience in Public Health (5 semester hour credits for medical students)

Students are encouraged to take additional elective courses.

For further information, contact Regional Program Directors Alina Fernández, MD, MPH, or Kathleen Baldwin, PhD, RN, at 309-671-3447.