EPID: Master of Public Health with Veterinary Epidemiology Concentration (MPH Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
EPID: Master of Public Health with Veterinary Epidemiology Concentration (MPH Residential)

Our Department of Epidemiology is one of the world's leading academic departments in epidemiology. Renowned faculty members provide students with training in effective research practices and methods. We also work with our students to apply their epidemiology research to a variety of health problems here in North Carolina and across the world.

We weigh multiple factors in admissions decisions. If you have questions about your qualifications for the program, please contact us.

Overview of EPID Master of Public Health with Veterinary Epidemiology Concentration (MPH Residential)

Program Focus

Provides graduate training 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.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
56
Expected Duration:
2 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
January 3, 2014
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 2:
January 14, 2014
Deadlines vary - see "Application Details" for more information

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Veterinarians interested in careers in public health.
Applications Received:
~3
Applicants Admitted:
~2
Enrolled Student Demographics:
MPH:
  • 57% / 43% female to male
  • 7% minority, including 7% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 7% international
  • mean age of 33
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
MPH: ~15
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 0-10

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
MPH: ~$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:
MPH: ~$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.
MPH:

  • 48% of students received some tuition support.
  • 10% of students received grants.
  • 14% of students received some loans.
  • 24% of students received non-service awards.
  • 10% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
DVM
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE
Waived if applicant holds prior doctoral degree from U.S. institution. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
MPH: On average, incoming students had 53rd percentile verbal and 64th 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.:
MPH: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.7
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Interviews are not required. However, they can be helpful to the admissions committee if you're in the area. Contact us to schedule a visit.
Work Experience Required:
Preferred
Competitive applicants have prior relevant work experience and demonstrate a clear understanding of the field of epidemiology.

During the Program

Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive written exam
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's paper and oral presentation on master's research
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Practicum
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.

Many 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:
Faculty positions with a public health emphasis; CDC; environmental health agencies; animal health agencies
Example Job Responsibilities:
Clinical research

Program Contact:

Carmen Woody
Student Services Specialist
(919) 966-7458
2106C Mcgavran-Greenberg Hl
CB 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435
USA