Guide: Choosing an ESE Program

 

Program

MSPH

MPH

MS

PhD

MSEE (enrolled
Fall 2013 or later)

Focus of Degree

Research or Public Health Practice

Public Health Practice

Research

Research

Engineering Practice

Target Enrollees

BS

Health Professionals

BS

BS*, MS, MSPH BS in Engineering

Public
Health Core
Required?

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Duration**

2 – 2 1/2 years

2 – 2 1/2 years

2 – 2 1/2 years

4 – 4 1/2 years

1 year

Project Orientation

Lab- or Field-Based Project

Generation
or Interpretation
of Data

Literature Survey

Analysis of Data

Library-Based
Research

 

Lab- or
Field-Based
Research

Computational Research

Generation of
New Data

Academia

National Industry

Government Agencies

Preparation of three briefs and final report composed
of three parts:
1. Identifying an
engineering problem

2. Identifying a
suitable solution

3. Describing
implementation
of the solution

Typical Destination
After Graduation

Further
Graduate
Education

Medical School

Research Agencies

Industry

Public Health Agencies

Medical School

Further
Graduate
Education

Research
Agencies

Academia

National Industry

Government Agencies

Consulting Firms

Industry

Utilities

Government
Agencies

NGOs

 

*With exceptional qualifications **Approximation based on averages.

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Stephen Whalen
ENVR Director of Graduate Studies
Email: Steve_Whalen@unc.edu
Phone: (919) 966-1024

Last updated May 29, 2013