BIOS: Master of Public Health (MPH Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
BIOS: Master of Public Health (MPH Residential)

Overview of BIOS Master of Public Health (MPH Residential)

Program Focus

Prepares individuals for positions that require broad knowledge of public health as well as specialized knowledge of biostatistics.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
42
Expected Duration:
2 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
Application Cycle:
Fall
Spring rarely, pending department approval. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
February 1, 2015
Spring rarely, pending department approval. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 2:
February 10, 2015
Deadlines vary - see "Application Details" for more information

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Individuals seeking specialized knowledge of biostatistics and broad knowledge of public health.
Applications Received:
~50
Applicants Admitted:
~5
Enrolled Student Demographics:
  • 43% / 57% female to male
  • 57% minority
  • mean age of 36
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~5
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 0-10

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~$15,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
~$31,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Funding:
For 2011-2012, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.

  • 17% of students received some tuition support.
  • 8% of students received some loans.
  • 17% of students received non-service awards.
  • 33% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree with mathematics training
Required Prerequisites:
Multivariable calculus and linear algebra.
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE
Within last 5 years (may be waived for applicants with professional or advanced degrees, e.g. MD or PhD). Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
Department-wide: On average, incoming students had 81st percentile verbal and 87th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
Undergrad G.P.A.:
Department-wide: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.7
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
Yes
At least 1 year of acceptable, relevant, full-time work is required. Not required for those with prior professional degrees (e.g., MD).
Visit Opportunities:
Please contact department registrar, Ms. Veronica Stallings. to schedule a department visit.

During the Program

Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
All candidates must pass the MPH written exam in Biostatistics at least one month before graduation; oral presentation of master's paper required
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's paper
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Required practicum consists of
  • BIOS 841 | Syllabus: http://sph-dev.sites.unc.edu/files/2014/02/BIOS841-20142.pdf
  • BIOS 842 Practice in Statistical Consulting
  • BIOS 843 Seminar in Biostatistics | Syllabus: http://sph-dev.sites.unc.edu/files/2014/02/BIOS843-20142.pdf
(2 semesters of credits), and the completion of an online form to report practicum experience.
Global Options Available:
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School's courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

Enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

After the Program

Employment Opportunities:
Careers in data management and analysis
Example Job Responsibilities:
Data analysis; data management
The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Veronica Stallings
Student Services Specialist
919-966-7262
3104B McGavran-Greenberg
CB # 7420
Chirayath M Suchindran
Professor
(919) 966-7258
3103-A Mcgavran-Greenberg Hl
CB 7420
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599-7420
USA