Health Behavior Degrees and Certificates

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

Master’s

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program integrates social and behavioral science theory, research and practice through core courses, community-based fieldwork and professional development and career support. Students learn to develop and evaluate interventions and policies to promote health, prevent disease and injury and reduce health disparities. The program prepares students for leadership positions in a wide range of public health settings.

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MPH Core Contact: Pamela Lee, MA

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Dual Master’s

The Dual Master of Public Health and Master of City and Regional Planning (MPH-MCRP) applies a public health approach and social and behavioral science methods to shape the social and physical environment in ways that enhance public health and well-being.

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Master’s to Doctoral

The Master’s-to-Doctoral Program (MSPH-PhD) is for bachelor’s trained students seeking the PhD in Health Behavior. Training focuses initially on acquiring master’s level core competencies in public health and health behavior, resulting in the MSPH degree. Students then complete all requirements for the PhD in Health Behavior.

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Doctoral

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is for students with a prior MPH or related master’s degree. Students are trained to lead research that will advance understanding of health-related behaviors and their determinants at all social levels as they contribute to critical public health problems. Doctoral students gain skills and knowledge in the empirical, conceptual and theoretical foundations of the field, research methods, intervention development and evaluation and professional development topics. Graduates apply their training to research focused on domestic and global public health problems.

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