Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints FOR APPLYING TO the MCH AND MCHEPI MPH Programs (for Prospective Students)

  • Submit a well-focused personal statement that directly addresses your interest and purpose in applying to the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CoE-MCH). To the extent possible, include your future goals and potential career plans.
  • For MCHEPI MPH students – the personal statement should also address your particular interest in MCH epidemiology as well as relevant experience with data collection, analysis, and/or research methodology.
  • Provide strong letters of recommendation providing substantive information about your pertinent experiences, interests, and potential to contribute to improving the health of women, children, and families.
  • Personal statements should be kept within 500-800 words.
  • There is no minimum required GRE score to apply to UIC School of Public Health.  All completed and verified applications are reviewed.  Preferred academic metrics for the CoE-MCH include an undergraduate and graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (A=4.0) and GRE scores around the 50th percentile.  However, please note that every applicant is given a holistic evaluation of their application, and no one criterion determines an applicant’s admission or denial.