Admission Requirement(s): Applicants must submit an admission application and transcripts from previous college-level academic work to the UIS Office of Admissions and Records. As a second part of the admissions process, applicants must submit to the department 1) an essay outlining professional goals and identifying past academic work and/or employment related to these goals; 2) three completed recommendation forms from employers, professional peers, or educators; and 3) Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores in the general examination should be sent directly to Office of Admissions and Records. (Other aptitude tests -- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) -- can be submitted). Applicants with postbaccalaureate degrees are exempted from submitting GRE scores.
Prerequisite(s): Applicants must have earned an overall GPA of 3.00 (4.00 point scale) for previous academic work and completed a minimum of 30 semester hours in the natural sciences. Conditional admission may be possible for those with public health or environmental health experience who are missing one or more of the conditions listed. To be fully admitted, conditionally admitted students must have a 3.00 GPA at the end of their first 12 semester hours of study and complete any missing science prerequisite hours as established at the time of admission. Students who take TOEFL exams must score 580 or better.