Guide: Choosing an ESE Graduate 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 existing 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