ESE: Master of Public Health (MPH Residential) Details

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

Overview of ESE Master of Public Health (MPH Residential)

Program Focus

Terminal degree intended for students with a prior background in health-related areas. Prepares graduates for careers in practice or management in the field of public health with emphasis in environmental sciences and engineering.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
42
Note: ENVR 400 does not count towards minimum credit-hour requirement
Expected Duration:
2 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
Application Cycle:
Fall; Spring
You may apply for spring 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 10/14/2014, and fall 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 4/14/2015. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
December 15, 2014
You may apply for spring 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 10/14/2014, and fall 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 4/14/2015. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 2:
April 14, 2015
Deadlines vary - see "Application Details" for more information

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Students interested in public health practice with an emphasis on environmental health science or engineering.
Applications Received:
~20
Applicants Admitted:
~5
Enrolled Student Demographics:
All Master's:
  • 71% / 29% female to male
  • 33% minority, including 20% 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 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
<5
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: N/A

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.

  • 40% of students received some tuition support.
  • 20% of students received some loans.
  • 40% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree with appropriate science, health or engineering background
Required Prerequisites:
None
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE or MCAT(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.) (required of international students)
GRE within last 5 years. If you already hold a research or professional doctorate degree you may ask that the program request from The Graduate School an exemption from the standardized test score requirement. 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 73rd percentile verbal and 75th 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 3.3
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Match with interest area(s) of one or more department faculty required; faculty sponsor not required.
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
None required
MPH students often have work experience in a health-related field.
Visit Opportunities:

There is at least one open-house event in the spring for both admitted applicants and applicants awaiting an admissions decision.

During the Program

Required Courses:
  • ENVR 400 Seminar Series | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/~weinberg/400/archive/spring2014/index.shtml
  • ENVR 430 Health Effects of Environmental Agents | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/430.pdf
  • 3creditsofMaster'sTechnicalReport(ENVR 992)
  • 1creditofPracticum(ENVR 981)
  • SPH core courses:
    • BIOS 600(Orany3 or4 creditBIOScourseaboveBIOS 540)
    • EPID 600(OrEPID 710
  • EPID 711 Clinical Measurement/Evaluation | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/701504469_sy_epid711_20099.pdf
  • orPUBH-760)
    • HBEH 600(orMHCH 700)
    • HPM 600(orMHCH 701andMHCH 702)
.
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive oral exam
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's technical report
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Practicum required (minimum 1 credit)
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:
Public health agencies; medical school; consulting
Example Job Responsibilities:
Sample collection and analysis; surveys; data analysis; lab experiments; report writing; literature review; study design
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:

Wake Harper
Student Services Assistant
(919) 966-3844
135 Dauer Dr
CB CB# 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA
Stephen C. Whalen
Professor
(919) 966-9895
166 Rosenau Hall
CB 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431
USA