Illini Union

Community Health:

Master of Public Health

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Assess community needs. Develop innovative solutions. Implement impactful programs and policies. Focus on prevention. Build stronger, healthier communities.

How to Apply: MPH

Application Deadlines

Deadline info- we take and review applications on a rolling basis. Deadlines this year are:

March 1st - Priority deadline for scholarship consideration

March 1st - Final deadline for international students (to allow time for visa processing)

May 1st - (final deadline for domestic students)

  • Applicants to the MPH program should submit their application through SOPHAS.
  • Application opens in August.
  • Applications to the MPH are accepted on a rolling basis. The earlier an application is received, the earlier it will be reviewed.
  • The MPH program only accepts applications for Fall terms. We do not have Spring or Summer term start dates.

A Complete Application Includes:


*Other instructions:

  1. If you choose to submit GRE scores, the GRE code for the University of Illinois MPH Program is 4229.
  2. Official transcripts are required to be sent directly to SOPHAS from all U.S. and English-speaking Canadian institutions. If you attended a foreign school or earned your degree outside of the United States, you must have your foreign coursework evaluated by the World Educational Services (WES). SOPHAS will only accept evaluations obtained directly from WES. For more information, please visit this page.

A Complete Application Includes:

  • Online SOPHAS Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submission instructions)
  • Official Transcripts*
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Test Scores
    (Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GRE is not required for your application to be reviewed at this time.)

Contact Information

  • MPH Program
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-0330
  • Email:

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