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Prospective Students

The University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences offers numerous graduate degree programs. As a student in our school, you will be a front-line participant in the evolution of public health, learning both the foundations of public health theory and practice and new ways to think about and manage health information in the interconnected world of today and tomorrow. You will have access to top-notch faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and learning technologies, exciting and innovative courses, and, of course, an enthusiastic group of fellow students.

Check out the University of Louisville Graduate School prospective student webpage for more information.


Students wanting to apply to a degree program need to consider the following admission requirements.

All application materials should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Application Status

Once you apply to a degree program, you may contact Graduate School Admissions at to verify your admissions status.

Degree Programs

The School of Public Health and Information Sciences offers a variety of graduate degree programs. Click here to view the degree and certificate programs.

Catalogs & Handbooks

As a prospective student, you may be interested in reviewing the Graduate School guidelines. These are outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

SPHIS Catalog

In addition, there are also programmatic guidelines which are outlined in the student handbooks listed below:

Course Descriptions

If you are interested in learning more about the courses we offer through the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, please see the University of Louisville Course Catalog.

Courses are listed under the following subject areas:

Public Health – Bioinformatics Public Health – Clin Investigati
Public Health – Decision Science Public Health – Environm Health
Public Health – Epidemiology Public Health - Hlth Promotn
Public Health – Mgmt Systm Sci Public Health - Public Health

Financial Information

When making a decision to attend graduate school, please consider your financial responsibilities.  Below are the sites that will assist you in making that decision.

Tuition rates Financial aid

Payment options Graduate School scholarships/fellowships

SPHIS Graduate Assistantships

Some programs offer students the opportunity to work on a project 20 hours per week and receive a monthly stipend as well as tuition benefits.  You will need to contact the program directly in order to determine if an assistantship opportunity is available.

The MSc in Clinical Investigation Sciences and the MPH Program do not have assistantships at this time.

Student Fees

Students enrolled at SPHIS may be responsible for several fees each semester. SPHIS students taking six or more credit hours are required to pay a technology fee of $100 each fall and spring semester. Click here for more information about fees.

Laptop Requirement

Due to the increased use of technology in coursework, SPHIS is requiring all newly admitted students to have a laptop starting fall 2009. Click here to review the policy and laptop specifications. We have worked with various vendors to “build” laptops for students that are available for purchase at discounted pricing. For prices and offers, go to: If you have specific questions regarding the laptop purchase, please contact the University of Louisville iTech Xpress office at 502-852-4943 or

Campus Tours

Campus tours are available for interested students. Pre-registration is required. (Note: This form specifically refers to employees, but these tours are available to students). The tour is approximately 1.5 hours in length and begins at 9:00a.m. in the Abell Administration Center, 2nd Floor Foyer, at 323 East Chestnut Street.

Office of Student Services

Office of Student Services staff are available from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday or by appointment to provide additional assistance. Feel free to contact the office at: or 502-852-3289.


There is an unprecedented demand for a highly trained workforce that is able to address the range of challenges involved in protecting the public’s health. Below are some resources to help you investigate careers in public health.

UofL Career Center

Association of Schools of Public Health


American Public Health Association

Public Health Foundation

Public Health Jobs Worldwide

Occupational Outlook Handbook
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