University of North Carolina Online MPH

University of North Carolina Online MPH
Gillings School of Global Public Health

The University of North Carolina (UNC) offers a number of focused, online Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees via the seven departments in its Gillings School of Global Public Health. Accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH), each UNC MPH degree is designed to fit different professional needs, and will enable graduates to address both existing and emerging issues in the public health arena.

The Department of Biostatistics offers an UNC MPH degree that focuses on preparing individuals for a range of positions that call for very broad knowledge of public health in general, together with a specialized understanding of biostatistics. It is open to those holding a bachelor degree with mathematics.

The Department of Epidemiology (EPID) offers an UNC MPH degree that is regarded as a terminal degree for a range of doctoral-level professionals including physicians, dentists and veterinarians planning to move into administrative or clinical careers in the field. It is open to those who either have, or are studying towards a doctoral degree.

The Department of EPID also offers an UNC MPH degree with veterinary epidemiology concentration that is geared for the graduate training of veterinarians who are interested in public health service careers with animal health agencies or various local, state, federal or international public health agencies. Only those with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) may apply.

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) offers a terminal UNC MPH degree for those with a background in health-related spheres. A bachelor degree with appropriate health, engineering, or science subjects is mandatory.

The Department of ESE also offers a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) for graduates who have a strong background in engineering or the sciences. Candidates must have a bachelor degree in engineering, science or mathematics.

The Department of Health Behavior has an UNC MPH degree on offer for those wanting to work in settings where they can evaluate policies and interventions that promote health and help prevent injury and disease, at the same time reducing health disparities. Similarly, the Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) offers several health-focused MPH and MSPH degrees, as do the Departments of Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition, as well as the Public Health Leadership Program.

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Avg # of Acceptances 29% – 65% depending on concentration

Student Demographics

Male 31% – 29% depending on concentration
Female 69% – to 71% depending on concentration
Avg Age 33 years

Online MPH Program Information

Program Length two years, including summer (for GO and occupational health nursing track), 3 years (for leadership track)
GPA 3.2
GRE Information GRE Required: Yes GRE Additional Considerations: on average incoming students had 71st percentile verbal and 43rd percentile quantitative
Tuition $120 SOPHAS fee, $85 Apply Yourself application fee; contact UNC office of scholarships and student aid for estimates of tuition (varies every year)
Program Type Online, Hybrid
Program Options Full-Time, Part-Time
Disclaimer Preferably 3 years or more of work experience
Admission Deadlines Fall: January 9, 2018 for Fall 2018

Available Concentrations

Environmental and Occupational Health

Available Tracks MPH, Occupational Health Nursing Track
Field Education Requirements Required 3 credit hours
Number of Credits Required 42 Credit Hours, 2-1.5 years duration
Disclaimers and Notes 2 years of more experience in occupational health nursing or in the field of occupational health and safety; experience in public health nursing or related field or emergency nursing may be considered

General Masters In Public Health

Field Education Requirements 4 credit units
Number of Credits Required 49 total credit hours
Disclaimers and Notes Hybrid course requiring scheduled campus visits: fall: 6 days, spring 4 days, Summer 4 days. 50% acceptance rate. 55% female – 45% male. Capstone project.

Global Health

Available Tracks Global Health
Field Education Requirements 3-6 credit hours
Number of Credits Required 42 Minimum Credit Hours
Disclaimers and Notes The GO MPH potential Students will have a BS in nursing, pharmacy, science, social science, engineering or public health. Or professional degree: medicine, dentisry, or law. Preferably 3 or more years work experience.

Health Policy and Administration

Available Tracks Masters of Healthcare Administration M.H.A. MPH, Leadership Track
Field Education Requirements 4 courses
Number of Credits Required Administration – 49 credit hours total Leadership Track – 42 Credit Hours, 3 years duration.
Disclaimers and Notes Yearly campus visits required. Undergrad GPA requirement: 3.2. Global track available.

Maternal and Child Health

Available Tracks MPH, Mother and Child Health
Field Education Requirements 8 credit hours
Number of Credits Required 50 credit hours, 1.5-2 years
Disclaimers and Notes *CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS. 100% female students presently.

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