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Community Health

Examine public health issues. Create innovative solutions. Build stronger communities. Learn about health and rehabilitation services, and become an agent of change.

Application Requirements

Ideal Student Profile

  • You are passionate about improving the quality of life and health for others.
  • You enjoy the challenge of thinking outside the box.
  • You like to solve problems and work in teams with diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

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application checklist

  • Prerequisite courses (or equivalents)*
    • Introduction to Computer Science
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Public Health
    • Introduction to Statistics or Health Statistics
    • Linear Algebra
    • Research Methods
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE General Test Scores – highly recommended, but not required due to COVID.
  • Official transcript(s) from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Personal Statement

    Address the questions below in a Word document. The completed Personal Statement should be no more than 1,000 words in length. This statement will be evaluated by the content as well as quality of writing. Please address the following:

    • Interest in Health Technology (500 words max)
      • Please describe your previous academic work and how it prepares you for a professional degree in Health Technology.
      • Discuss personal, volunteer, or work experiences that have influenced your decision to apply
      • Discuss your career goals and what you expect to gain from this professional degree.
    • Innovative Thinking (500 words max)
      • Describe a health problem or challenge in healthcare delivery where you see the potential for you to use or create health technology to address this problem or challenge. What would you build? What knowledge and skills do you need to be successful in your efforts?
  • Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendations
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores for international students

*Prerequisites or their equivalents can be met in alternative ways (e.g., summer school at your community college, or approved COURSERA courses). Communicate with the program advisor to find out more!

Applications for Fall 2021

Deadline for full consideration for admission and scholarship: March 1, 2021

Final Deadline for international students: April 1, 2021

Final Deadline for Domestic students: May 1, 2021

Contact Information

  • MS in Health Technology
  • Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
  • 3014 Khan Annex
  • 1206 S. Fourth Street
  • Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-300-1001
  • Email: healthtech@illinois.edu