Springfield, IL

School Details

In 1960, a group of central Illinois citizens, united in their goal of bringing a four-year university to the capital city, formed the Springfield Committee for Higher Education. Legislation creating Sangamon State University (SSU) was signed in 1969. The first classes were held in 1970, which is considered the founding year of SSU. Sangamon State University was acquired by the University of Illinois in 1995, and became known as the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS). Our students, regardless of major, acquire the classic benefits of a liberal arts education – the ability to think critically and communicate intelligently.

UIS offers degree-granting programs in the following four colleges:

  • Business and Management
  • Education and Human Services
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Public Affairs and Administration

Online learning at Illinois Springfield offers flexibility and convenience with the same high quality as on-campus coursework. Students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees as well as certificates in completely online formats.

Accreditation & Licensing

University of Illinois at Springfield is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Master of Arts in Liberal & Integrative Studies Master of Arts in Political Science


Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems Bachelor of Science in Public & Nonprofit Administration Master of Business Administration / Applied Finance Master of Business Administration / General Master of Business Administration / Human Resource Management Master of Business Administration / Operations & Supply Chain Management Master of Public Administration Master of Science in Finance Masters of Science in Management Information Systems

Computer Science & IT

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Bachelor of Science in Information System Security Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Master of Science in Computer Science Master of Science in Data Analytics

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Master of Arts in Legal Studies


Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Online Pedagogy Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Learning Graduate Certificate in Legal Aspects of Education Master of Arts in Education (Leadership)


Master of Public Health Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics

Math & Science

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Sciences Master of Arts in Environmental Studies

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Certificate in Child Advocacy Studies Master of Arts in Human Services / Social Service Administration

Religion & Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy