Student Financial Support

 

Financial Aid

Financial support in the form of traineeships and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis, dependent on program funding. Financial aid is usually available to qualified students in the form of a traineeship or research assistantship. The traineeships may include a monthly stipend and/or payment of in-state tuition and fees. Research assistantships provide students with opportunities to participate in faculty research projects and include a wage and, in most cases, a tuition waiver. Students may contact the university's Office of Student Financial Aid, the SPH Office of Student Affairs, or Ann Shorrock, Academic Coordinator, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-8856 or alshorro@uic.edu for more information.

Traineeships and Assistantships

Traineeships and assistantships are available through the federally funded Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center, a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center. The center supports training in the following areas:

  • Industrial Hygiene
    Traineeship awards are restricted to applicants accepted into the MS, MPH and PhD degree programs. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States. For further information, contact Steven Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-7344 or lconroy@uic.edu.
  • Occupational Medicine Residency
    The occupational medicine concentration has been approved for physicians seeking eligibility to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Physicians in this program are awarded the MPH degree upon completion of their studies. For further information, contact Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-0806 or sbucha3@uic.edu.
  • Hazardous Substances Academic Training
    Traineeship awards are restricted to applicants accepted into the MS degree program. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States. For further information, contact Steven Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-7344 or lconroy@uic.edu.
  • Occupational Safety
    Traineeship awards are restricted to applicants accepted into the MS and/or PhD degree programs. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States. For further information, contact Steven Lacey, PhD, CIH, CSP Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division, at 312-996-7344 or lconroy@uic.edu.
  • Agricultural Safety and Health
    Traineeship awards are available for both graduate and undergraduate students.  All trainees must be enrolled in agricultural or rural health related program.  Students must be a citizen of the United States. Graduate students must be willing to develop a special academic focus in agricultural safety and health. Undergraduates must be enrolled in the agricultural safety and health minor.  This program is located in the college of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) on the Champaign/Urbana campus.  For further information, contact Bob Aherin, PhD , Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, at raherin@illinois.edu.
  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
    Traineeship awards are restricted to applicants accepted into the MS and/or PhD degree program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. To qualify, students must be citizens or resident aliens of the United States.  Admission preference will be given to majors in biological sciences or mathematics. Students with other health science or professional degrees are encouraged. For further information, contact Leslie Stayner, PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, at lstayner@uic.edu.