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University of Illinois Online


The University of Illinois has earned a regional and national reputation as a respected leader in technology and educational innovation. A leader in online education, the University campuses-Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Springfield, and the new partnership initiative of the Global Campus-offer an array of cutting-edge bachelors degree completion programs, masters degrees, and certificates as well as hundreds of individual online courses.

Contact Information:
University of Illinois Online
510 Devonshire Drive, Suite H
Champaign, IL 61820
Website: http://www.online.uillinois.edu/questions/
Toll Free: (866) 633-8465
Email

NOTE: The new University of Illinois Global campus is launching in January 2007. For more info, please visit its new web site.

Online Degree Programs:
Bachelor’s Degrees
Computer Science
English
History
Liberal Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Philosophy
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Business Administration
Economics

Master's Degrees
Environmental Studies
Computer Science
Community College Teaching and Learning (Ed.M.)
Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform
lobal Human Resource Development
Global Studies in Education
Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MTL)
Online Learning
Agricultural Education
Mechanical Engineering
Legal Studies
Library and Information Sciences
Human Services with a concentration in Social Services Administration
Public Administration
Health Professions Education
Health Informatics
Public Health Informatics
Public Health
Management Information Systems

Certificate Programs
Professional Development Sequence In Dairy Science
Certificate for Advanced Study in Library and Information Science
Computer Security
Information Systems
Networks and Distributed Systems
Software Engineering
System Software
Illinois Teacher Certification in Secondary Mathematics
Online Secondary Math Certification
Electromagnetic Technology Certificate
Engineering Law and Management Certificate
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
E-Business E-Commerce Online Certificate Program
Materials
Materials Failure
Strategic Technology Management
Wireless Communication Technology
Bioinformatics
Professional Development Sequence in Translation, French
Certified Fire Fighter II
Public Health Informatics
Emergency Management and Continuity Planning
Environmental Health Informatics
IBHE Post Master's Certificate in Health Informatics
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics
School Nurse
Teaching Certificate in Nursing Education
Nonprofit Management

Admission Requirements:
Application and admission procedures vary by campus and program. Please visit our Admission Page for details.

Accreditation(s):
All campuses of the University of Illinois are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is responsible for accrediting institutions in the North-Central region of the United States. In addition, some programs are individually accredited by discipline-specific accrediting bodies.

Library and Information Science- American Library Association

Also, the LEEP program has won the 2001 Sloan-C award for the Most Outstanding Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN) Program; and the Graduate College Committee on Extended Education and External Degrees (CEEED) conducted a five-year review of LEEP, which it passed with flying colors.

Master of Health Professions Education: IBHE, and any other blanket accreditation that pertains to UIC graduate degree programs.

Master's in Public Health with specialization in Public Health Informatics program is accredited by the same body that accredits schools of public health MPH programs. It is tracked within the Health Policy and Administration Division of the School of Public Health.

The accrediting body for schools of public health is the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health. For more information, contact CEPH at 202.789.1050 or see the CEPH website.



Undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs are accredited by CCNE-Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Some of our certification programs have specific criteria: they must meet for our students/graduates to take the certification exams but these are not (with the exception of our Nurse Midwifery Program-accredited by American College of Nurse-Midwifes) accrediting bodies.

Tuition Costs:
Tuition varies by program. Please contact the individual program for tuition information.
Notice: UIS offers e-tuition. For more information see http://online.uis.edu/tuition.cfm.

Learning Environment for Students:
Will I need a computer and if so what are its minimum hardware and software specifications?
All U of I Online courses and programs require regular access to a computer with Internet connectivity. In addition, some courses have rather specific hardware and/or software requirements. Consult our online catalog for course- and program-specific technology requirements.


As a U of I Online student, will I have access to a library, and if so how do I use it?
U of I Online students have access to a wide range of resources including free interlibrary loan (ILL) services, online reference and research assistance, and access to 45 ILCSO consortium libraries (Illinois Library Computer Systems Organization). All related library links can be located in the Student Resources section of our web site.

How are courses taught? How is the lecture presented?
Generally, the instructor for each course determines its guidelines and how it will be taught. Usually there is an online course syllabus that summarizes the goals and objectives of the course. Some courses have formal lectures, similar in length and content to lectures given in face-to-face classes. Online lectures may be entirely text-based or consist of some combination of text, graphics, sound and video. Other courses break the content up into smaller units or abandon the lecture entirely, instead relying on group discussion and others types of learning activities. Most classes use a web-based conferencing system or electronic mail as the primary tool for communication between students and the instructor.

What do the terms "real-time " and "asynchronous " mean?
Real-time activities are "live" and immediate. In the context of an online course, a real-time session is one in which all participants are logged on at the same time and interacting at more or less the same pace as one would in a face-to-face setting. A familiar example of real-time communication on the Internet is live chat.

Asynchronous activities, on the other hand, are those in which participation is not concurrent or live. One member of the class, for example, might post a message in the morning, and another might not read or respond to it until later that day or even several days later. Electronic mail is the most common form of asynchronous communication, but there are many others as well.

The course instructor usually determines the proportion of real-time and asynchronous communication in an online course. Some instructors may require a certain number of pre-scheduled real-time sessions, while others may organize their classes completely around asynchronous learning to give their students more freedom.

Will I be required to show up at a specific location at any time for an online class or program?
This depends on the class or program. Some require one or more campus meetings per semester while others are taught wholly at a distance. For information about specific courses or programs, contact the course instructor or program coordinator listed in our online catalog.


Accomplishments/Recognition
All three campuses of the University of Illinois are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is responsible for accrediting institutions in the North-Central region of the United States. In addition, some programs are individually accredited by discipline-specific accrediting bodies.


MBA- AACSB


Library and Information Science- American Library Association
Also, the LEEP program has won the 2001 Sloan-C award for the Most
Outstanding Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN) Program; and the Graduate
College Committee on Extended Education and External Degrees (CEEED)
conducted a five-year review of LEEP, which it passed with flying colors.
 
Medical Education online programs are accredited as follows:
Master of Health Professions Education: IBHE, and any other blanket
accreditation that pertains to UIC graduate degree programs.
 
GME Core Curriculum: No accreditation, program fulfills accreditation
requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,
Chicago, IL
 
CME Online (continuing medical education): Accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, IL
 
HIPAA Online: Not applicable. Physicians who complete the program are
eligible for CME credit.
 
Master's in Public Health with specialization in Public Health
Informatics program is accredited by the same body that accredits schools
of public health MPH programs. It is tracked within the Health Policy and
Administration Division of the School of Public Health.
 
The accrediting body for schools of public health is the Council on
Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health. For more
information, contact CEPH at 202.789.1050 or see the website.

The Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Certificate (SBB) Program at UIC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the American Association of Blood Banks' Committee on Accreditation of Specialist in Blood Bank Technology Schools (AABB/CoA).

Undergraduate and graduate Nursing programs are accredited by CCNE-Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.  Some of our certification programs have specific criteria they must meet for our students/graduates to take the certification exams but these are not (with the exception of our Nurse Midwifery Program-accredited by American College of Nurse-Midwifes) accrediting bodies.