Advanced Community Public Health Practice Certificate
Admission Requirement(s): A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university is the minimum requirement for admission to Advanced CPHP certificate program. Application to the University of Illinois at Chicago is required for admission to the certificate programs.
In addition to submitting a completed Graduate Application form and non-refundable application fee, applicants must submit the following information and documentation to UIC's School of Public Health, Division of Community Health Sciences in order to be considered for admission to the certificate programs.
1. TRANSCRIPTS - An official copy of the baccalaureate transcript indicating the earned degree(s). International academic documents that are evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service that holds membership in the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) are also acceptable. While a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 is required, a GPA close to 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended.
2. TOEFL SCORES - A copy of TOEFL scores taken within the last 2 years (applies to international students only who have not attended a US institution of higher learning for at least 2 years). Minimum scores required: paper-based TOEFL = 550, computer-based TOEFL = 213 [or new TOEFL minimum total score of 80, with subscores of 21 (Writing), 20 (Speaking), 17 (Listening), 19 (Reading)].
Applicants for the Advanced Community Public Health Practice Certificate Program who have not had previous courses in epidemiology (EPID 400), statistics (BSTT 400 – Biostatistics I - or the equivalent) may be required to complete preparatory courses or demonstrate proficiency as a prerequisite. Credit for previous course work from another institution will not be accepted for this certificate program.