Health Policy and Management Degrees and Certificates

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Bachelor’s

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) is for students who want to acquire the knowledge, skills and values to pursue successful careers in service to others in health systems locally, in the United States and across the globe. The curriculum prepares students for both entry-level professional positions and advanced degree programs.

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BSPH Contact: Jacqueline Siler


Master’s

Master's and Doctoral Program Webinars
Prospective students are invited to attend a free webinar on HPM master's or doctoral programs. You’ll have the chance to meet with departmental program directors and admissions personnel live online. Dates for the Master's program sessions are October 31st and November 2nd. Doctoral program dates are October 23rd and November 3rd. Select a date and register here. We hope to see you there!
The Residential Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) degree focuses on developing competencies for students interested in pursuing careers in health-care management and consulting. A broad range of management competencies are addressed in the degree, including finance, leadership, human resources management, information technology and health-care strategy.

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MHA Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Online Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) degree provides students with a comprehensive understanding of public health and health care, management methods, finance and values; the curriculum also offers insight into policy-related careers in health services management. This program will help students improve decision-making capabilities and leadership skills, especially related to the delivery of health-care services. Students must come to campus for multiple short visits.

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Online MHA Contact: Kim Sieler

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree develops competencies for students interested in pursuing careers in health-care management and policy. Students acquire a broad understanding of public health philosophy, methods and values along with an orientation to management and policy.

MPH Core
MPH Core Contact: Pamela Lee, MA

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MPH Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree prepares students for careers in health policy analysis, planning, development, evaluation and advocacy for the private sector and nonprofits at the local, state, federal and international levels. Students obtain a comprehensive understanding of the health-care system, health policy analysis and program evaluation.

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MSPH Contact: Lynnette Jones


Dual Master’s

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Business Administration (MHA-MBA) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and provides a sound base in planning theory and methods, as well as a broad perspective on planning as a public activity that supports sustainable development.

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MHA-MBA Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of City and Regional Planning (MHA-MCRP) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and provides a sound base in planning theory and methods, as well as a broad perspective on planning as a public activity that supports sustainable development.

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MHA-MCRP Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Science in Information Science (MHA-MSIS) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and empowers students to design, develop, and maintain information systems and networks, as well as provide leadership in the development of new technologies and applications relating to the delivery of information to users.

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MHA-MSIS Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Health Care Administration and Master of Science in Library Science (MHA-MSLS) provides strong preparation in the management disciplines and a comprehensive understanding of the health-care sector. The curriculum includes several experiential elements and focuses on the application of tools and technologies to address information problems, as well as on the collection, organization, storage and retrieval of recorded knowledge.

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MHA-MSLS Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Business Administration (MSPH-MBA) provides a comprehensive understanding of health-care systems, policy analysis and analytic methods. This program shapes leaders who have both functional knowledge and analytical skills.

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MSPH-MBA Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of City and Regional Planning (MSPH-MCRP) provides a comprehensive understanding of the health-care system, policy analysis and analytic methods. Students graduate with a deep understanding of planning theory and methods, as well as substantive knowledge of planning, spatial development and public policy.

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MSPH-MCRP Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Science in Information Science (MSPH-MSIS) provides a comprehensive understanding of the health-care system, policy analysis and analytic methods, and also imparts the ability to design, develop, and maintain information systems and networks. Graduates are prepared to lead the development of new technologies and applications relating to the delivery of information to users.

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MSPH-MSIS Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Science in Library Science (MSPH-MSLS) provides a comprehensive understanding of the health-care system, policy analysis and analytic methods. The program highlights the application of tools and technologies to information problems, as well as the collection, organization, storage and retrieval of recorded knowledge.

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MSPH-MSLS Contact: Lynnette Jones

The Dual Master of Public Health and Juris Doctor (MPH-JD) provides an intensive program of coursework for students interested in pursuing a specialized career in health law or in conducting research related to medicine and health care. This program was designed specifically for students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a juris doctoral degree.

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MPH-JD Contact: Lynnette Jones


Doctoral

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree combines rigorous training in research methodology with a substantive knowledge base. Graduates receive the academic foundation and research experience to become creative and independent researchers.

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PhD Contact: Lynnette Jones

The executive Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) online degree is designed for working health-care professionals in the United States or abroad who have the potential and ambition to become senior leaders and who are committed to improving the public’s health. Students must come to campus for multiple short visits.

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Executive DrPH Contact: Lynnette Jones

 


Certificates

Community Preparedness and Disaster Management (online, plus campus visits)

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics (PHI) – offered through SPH and SILS