Apply Now – Graduate Certificate
To be considered for admission to the online Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety, Error Science and Full Disclosure, you must submit all of the following items. Complete details are provided below. Please follow each step in the application process carefully, as errors may delay the processing of your application.
Once your application materials are received and reviewed, your admissions advisor will notify you of any additional information that is required.
Submit UIC's Online Graduate Application
Visit the UIC Graduate Application page and select the Campus Certificate – Patient Safety, Error Science & Full Disclosure* program from the drop down menu under Graduate & Professional Programs. Click on Application and create a log in. You will complete Step 2 – Upload Unofficial Transcripts within the online application. Complete and submit the application along with the $70 non-refundable application fee.
Upload Unofficial Transcripts
You will upload unofficial transcripts within the online graduate application. Do not send official transcripts to UIC during the application process unless expressly requested. Official transcripts will be requested only from admitted students.
Review the following options for online submission of transcripts:
- Option1: Request an official PDF transcript through your prior school’s Registrar’s Office. This PDF can then be uploaded to the application checklist. Please avoid using electronic transcripts with an expiration date.
- Option 2: Request an official, sealed transcript from your prior school and send it to your home. Open, scan and save the transcript to your computer as a PDF then upload the PDF to the application checklist.
Transcripts must be submitted for each institution attended, regardless of the age or nature of the coursework completed.
Online academic histories or advising/degree audit documents are not acceptable.
If you have UIC transcripts, do not upload them; they will be added to your application by the UIC Office of Admissions.
Write a Personal Statement
Your personal statement document should describe your interest and/or any related experience in the field of patient safety, and your goals related to patient safety leadership. Personal statements are typically two pages in length and should include no fewer than three references/citations. Email your personal statement to your admissions advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Your resume or CV should document your work history, including all full-time work and any substantive internships or part-time employment. Email your resume or CV to your admissions advisor at email@example.com.
For International Applicants Only
To view specific transcript/documentation requirements by country, visit the International Admission Requirements web page.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
Minimum scores required for the TOEFL: Internet based test (IBT) total score of 80 with subsection minimum requirements of writing 21, speaking 20, listening 17, and reading 19; computer-based test score of 213; paper-based test score of 550.
Minimum scores required for IELTS: 6.5 total with subsection minimum requirements of listening 6; writing 6; reading 6; speaking 6.
TOEFL scores must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service to the UIC Office of Academic & Enrollment Services using institutional code 1851.
IELTS scores must be submitted directly from the International English Language Testing System to the UIC Office of Academic & Enrollment Services using institutional code 001851.
English Proficiency Requirement Exemptions
You do not have to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if you can provide any of the following:
- Evidence of attendance at a U.S. institution for at least 2 years of full-time study
- A letter from a U.S. employer stating that you are proficient in the use of English and that you have been employed at the establishment full-time for at least 1 year
- Evidence of 2 years of education or 1 year of employment in a country where English is the only official language, e.g. the United Kingdom, Australia, or Canada (excluding Quebec)