Ready to apply?

Don’t worry. We’ll make this easy.

Are you a currently enrolled UIC professional or graduate student?

–For the full TBHCP Certificate: Email Erin Fagan,, for a streamlined application form.

–For an individual TBHCP course as an elective: Email the instructor Dr. Rich Severin,,  for approval. After approval, if you have any trouble registering email Erin Fagan,

Check your Requirements

Be sure you have:

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


  • 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. You may need to register as a “non-degree seeking student” in the Graduate College.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.


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.


Applications are due July 15 for Fall and November 15 for Spring.

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