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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|
|Male||31% – 29% depending on concentration|
|Female||69% – to 71% depending on concentration|
|Avg Age||33 years|
|Program Length||Full Time: two years, including summer (for General, GO and occupational health nursing track), 3 years (for leadership track)|
|GRE Information||On average incoming students had 71st percentile verbal and 43rd percentile quantitative;|
|Tuition||$120 SOPHAS fee, $85 ApplyYourself application fee; $740 Credit Hour In-state; $1,540 Out of State|
|Program Options||Full-Time, Part-Time|
|Disclaimer||Preferably 3 years or more of work experience|
|Admission Deadlines||Fall 2018: January 9, 2018|
|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||Public health nurses who enroll in the Public Health Leadership Program have the unique opportunity to concentrate on issues of importance to public health nursing through coursework, the master’s paper and field practicum. Program for Experienced Registered Nurses. Online plus campus visits required.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Available Tracks||Masters of Healthcare Administration M.H.A. MPH, Leadership Track|
|Field Education Requirements||4 courses|
|Number of Credits Required||49 credit hours total|
|Disclaimers and Notes||Yearly campus visits required. Undergrad GPA requirement: 3.2. Global track available.|
|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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