Applying

Ready to apply?

Don’t worry. We’ll make this easy.

Check your Requirements

Be sure you have:

  • A degree (bachelor’s, masters, doctorate, or professional) in health- or medical-related sciences

or

  • Be officially enrolled in a UIC graduate or professional program and have the ability to take elective courses.

Prepare your documents

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation

Official UIC application

Submit your application online via the UIC Website—just follow the instructions listed there. There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.

Transcripts

Upload official transcripts from each university and college attended.

Personal Statement

Submit a 300- to 500-word personal statement, with an emphasis on your career and research goals.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation in support of your application.

People who can comment meaningfully on your work in academic and professional settings are best suited to submit recommendations. Don’t seek recommendations from peers, family, friends or social acquaintances. Each person should be asked to submit their recommendation online.

International Students

If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the exam of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores must be submitted to UIC directly using the institutional code 1851.

We require a minimum score of 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21.

Deadline

Applications are due February 1 for Fall, and October 1 for Spring.

Questions?

Still wondering what a certificate in technology-based health communication and promotion can do for you? We’re here to answer your questions.

Eulàlia Puig Abril

Eulàlia Puig Abril

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