Epidemiology Degrees and Certificates

The Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers master’s and doctoral degrees.

Master’s

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is for physicians, veterinarians, dentists and other doctoral-level professionals. Typically, this degree is sought by applicants planning for clinical or administrative careers.

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MPH Core Contact: Pamela Lee, MA

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The Master of Public Health with Veterinary Epidemiology Concentration (MPH) is for veterinarians interested in pursuing public health service-oriented careers with local, state, federal and international public health and animal health agencies. This program is offered in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

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The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is for students who want to develop the skills necessary for a successful career as a principal investigator and collaborator in clinical and translational research. The program emphasizes study design, fundamentals of data analysis and collaboration with methodologists including biostatisticians. Students also learn about proposal development and grant writing, project oversight, including patient safety and IRB compliance, interdisciplinary collaboration, presentation of study results and professional development. The MSCR program is jointly sponsored by the TraCS (North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences) Institute.

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Master’s to Doctoral

The Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PharmD) prepares students for an expanded pharmacist role that increasingly requires proficiency in medication therapy management and health promotion on an individual patient, regional, state, and national level. A public health pharmacist is expected to combine their public health and pharmacaotherapeutic skills to plan, organize, manage, and perform drug-related activities within a specific public health setting.

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The Master’s to Doctoral Program (MSPH-PhD) prepares students for master’s and doctoral research, practice opportunities and preliminary doctoral examinations and provides students with research and teaching skills in epidemiology.

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Doctoral

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) provides students with research and teaching skills in epidemiology through coursework, doctoral research, practice opportunities, and preliminary doctoral examinations.

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Certificates