Maternal and Child Health degrees and certificates

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

Master’s

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree enables students to develop an interdisciplinary public health perspective focusing on population-based strategies for improving the health of mothers and children.

MPH Core
MPH Core Contact: Pamela Lee, MA

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MPH Contact: Carrie Aldrich

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree prepares students who have, or are expected to have, a terminal health professional or allied health professional degree related to maternal and child health.

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MSPH Contact: Carrie Aldrich


Dual Master’s

The Dual Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH-MSW) imparts knowledge of the major factors associated with maternal and child health, key principles and methods for improving the health of mothers and children, and core principles and methods for conducting program planning, management, consultation and policy analysis locally, in the United States and across the globe.

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MPH-MSW Contact: Carrie Aldrich

The Dual Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH-MSW) provides a grounding in the major factors associated with maternal and child health, key principles and methods for improving the health of mothers and children, and core principles and methods for conducting program planning, management, consultation and policy analysis in the United States and across the globe.

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MSPH-MSW Contact: Carrie Aldrich


Master’s to Doctoral

The Master of Public Health to Doctor of Philosophy (MPH-PhD) enables applicants with a bachelor’s degree to pursue a research career, whether in basic or applied research, that focuses on the maternal and child health populations. Students in this program complete all requirements for the MPH and, if approved to proceed to doctoral study, all requirements for the PhD.

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MPH-PhD Contact: Carrie Aldrich

The Master of Science in Public Health to Doctor of Philosophy (MSPH-PhD) enables applicants with a bachelor’s degree to pursue a research career, whether in basic or applied research, that focuses on the maternal and child health populations. Students in this program complete all requirements for the MSPH and, if approved to proceed to doctoral study, all requirements for the PhD.

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MSPH-PhD Contact: Carrie Aldrich

The Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD) prepares students for pharmacist roles that, increasingly, require proficiency in medication therapy management and health promotion on the patient, regional, state and national levels. A public health pharmacist is expected to use their pharmacotherapeutic knowledge and skills in combination with their public health skills to plan, organize, manage, and perform drug-related activities within a specific public health focus or setting.

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MPH-PHARMD Contact: Carrie Aldrich


Doctoral

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree develops research scholars capable of producing and disseminating new knowledge and methods for the public health profession in the field of maternal and child health. Each doctoral student is expected to develop and demonstrate competence in at least three areas: core maternal and child health content, research methods and a chosen area of specialization. The specialization area will be related to the student’s dissertation research.

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PhD Contact: Carrie Aldrich


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