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 nursing students at the Rockford campus 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. The goal of the program is to offer the entire eleven-course curriculum every two years. Courses are taught on-site at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and are held in the evening. At least two in-person courses are taught each semester. The core courses are also available online to Rockford students.

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 field experience/practicum of 3 semester hours is required of all students.

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 UIC School of Public Health division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) in coordination with UICOM-Peoria and the UIC College of Nursing, Peoria Regional Program and complements the UICOM-Peoria Program in Population and Community Health. Students will complete the program using a combination of online distance learning and Peoria-based instruction. Students will also have the option of taking courses at the School of Public Health in Chicago. Student admission and performance standards are the same as those for students at the Chicago campus.

The MPH Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) is a 33 semester hour program for medical, nursing, and public health professionals working in public health organizations or in community settings. The admission criteria require the applicant to have a Bachelor's or advanced degree in a health or related profession plus 3 years of paid public health or community health experience. Physicians in training, including medical students and physicians in residency training programs, must also complete a field experience (5 semester hours) in addition to the 33 semester hours.

Peoria MPH Regional Curriculum

SPH Core Requirements (18 semester hour credits):

BSTT 400: Biostatistics I (3)
EPID 400: Principles of Epidemiology (3)
HPA 400: Basic Principles of Management in Public Health (3)
HPA 401: Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (2)
CHSC 400: Public Health Concepts and Practice (3)
EOHS 400: Principles of Environmental Health Sciences (3)
IPHS 698: Capstone Experience (Master's Paper) (1)

CHS Core Requirements (15 semester hour credits):

CHSC 433: Public Health Planning and Evaluation (3)
CHSC 446: Research Methods in Community Health (3)
CHSC 480: Health Education and Health Promotion (3)
NUPH 509: Population-Focused Assessment (3) (alternate course for CHSC 431)
CHSC 543: MCH Policy and Advocacy (3) (alternate course for CHSC 527 and HPA 430)

Field Experience (5 semester hour credits for physicians in training):

IPHS 650: Field Experience in Public Health

Students are encouraged to take additional elective courses.

For further information, contact the Regional Program Directors at 309-671-3447:
Alina Fernández, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine at Peoria, alina@uic.edu
Kathleen Baldwin, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor, UIC College of Nursing, Peoria Regional Program, kbaldwin@uic.edu