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Community Health

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Master of Science in Community Health

Admissions Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and any graduate work completed
  • Official results of the aptitude portions of the Graduate Record Examination with a score of 152 on both verbal and quantitative. Scores cannot be more than 5 years old.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • On the TOEFL part: International students must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, with a minimum for full status admission: greater than 102 (IBT), greater than 253 (CBT), greater than 610 (PBT), or greater than 7.0 (IELTS). Scores cannot be more than 2 years old.
  • Students for whom English is not their native language and who wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship must achieve a score on the speaking sub-section of 24 (IBT) or 8 (IELTS)

Admission Deadlines

Students may apply to either the M.S. or the Ph.D. program. Applications for Fall admission are due on January 15. Applications for Spring semester are due on October 1.

Curriculum

Epidemiology Curriculum

For more information about the Master of Community Health curriculum please contact Julie Jenkins or Dr. Steven Petruzzello or refer to the Academic Catalog website.

Code Course
CHLH 429
CHLH 429 Research Techniques

Hours: 4

CHLH 474
CHLH 474 Principles of Epidemiology

Hours: 4

CHLH 510
CHLH 510 Public Health Dev

Hours: 4

CHLH 469
CHLH 469 Environmental Health

Hours: 4

CHLH 527
CHLH 527 Statistics in Epidemiolgy

Hours: 4

CHLH 578
CHLH 578 Applied Epidemiology

Hours: 4

CHLH 591
CHLH 591 Seminar

Hours: 4

CHLH 599
CHLH 599 Thesis Research

Hours: 4

Total Hours: 32

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap.

Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 28
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (8 within the unit)
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Health Policy & Administration Curriculum

For more information about the Master of Community Health curriculum please contact Julie Jenkins or Dr. Steven Petruzzello or refer to the Academic Catalog website.

Code Course
CHLH 429
CHLH 429 Research Techniques

Hours: 4

CHLH 474
CHLH 474 Principles of Epidemiology

Hours: 4

CHLH 510
CHLH 510 Public Health Dev

Hours: 4

CHLH 591
CHLH 591 Seminar

Hours: 4

CHLH 456
CHLH 456 Organization of Health Care

Hours: 4

CHLH 550
CHLH 550 Health Policy: United States

Hours: 4

CHLH 599
CHLH 599 Thesis Research

Hours: 4

Specialized Coursework (from approved list)

Hours: 12

Total Hours: 48

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 20
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 24 (12 within the unit)
Minimum GPA: 3.0

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL
English Proficiency Test Minimum for Limited Status Admission with English as a Second Language Placement Test Required* Minimum for Full Status Admission**
TOEFL iBT 79-102 greater than 102
TOEFL CBT 213-253 greater than 253
TOEFL PBT 550-610 greater than 610
IELTS (academic exam) 6.5-7.0 greater than 7.0

If students want to be considered for a teaching assistantship, they must have at least 24 on the speaking part of the TOEFL.

If you are an international student, information about a VISA can be found here.

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Julie Jenkins
Office Administrator
jjenkns@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-1083

Dr. Steven Petruzzello
Director of Graduate Studies
petruzze@illinois.edu

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
Graduate Program Secretary
906 S. Goodwin Ave
112 Freer Hall
Urbana, IL. 61801

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