HPM: Master of Public Health (MPH Online + campus visit(s)) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HPM: Master of Public Health (MPH Online + campus visit(s))

Overview of HPM Master of Public Health (MPH Online + campus visit(s))

Program Focus

Students gain a comprehensive understanding of public health philosophy, methods, and values and are provided with an orientation to management and policy-related careers in the public health field. The MPH program is designed to help students improve decision-making capabilities and leadership skills, especially for the delivery of public health services. Students must come to campus once in the fall (6 days), spring(4 days) and summer (4 days).

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
49
Learning Environment:
Online + campus visit(s)
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
May 1, 2015
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 2:
May 12, 2015
Deadlines vary - see "Application Details" for more information

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Individuals with an interest in either public health management or health policy. Those interested in public health certification or board certification in preventive medicine or public health dentistry will benefit.
Applications Received:
~50
Applicants Admitted:
~25
Enrolled Student Demographics:
  • 55% / 45% female to male
  • 31% minority, including 21% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 3% international
  • mean age of 39
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~30
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 25-30

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~$650 per credit hour
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:
~$1,500 per credit hour
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.

  • 4% of students received some tuition support.
  • 12% of students received grants.
  • 14% of students received some loans.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree
Required Prerequisites:
None, however we recommend a working knowledge of financial accounting, statistics and microeconomics.
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE, GMAT(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.)
Or acceptable doctoral degree. See Graduate School website for international student exceptions. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
On average, incoming students had 74th percentile verbal and 50th 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.:
Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 2.7
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
Yes
Minimum 3 years of experience in managerial position in healthcare or a comparable field is required.
Visit Opportunities:

Please contact Ms. Kim Sieler to schedule a department visit.

During the Program

Required Courses:
Fall 1:
  • HPM 743
  • HPM 705 Healthcare Management Skills Development Workshop I
  • HPM 754 Health Care in the United States Structure and Policy | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_754_001_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 470 Statistical Methods for Health Policy and Management | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/~macdonaj/classes.html
  • HPM 690 Special Topics in Health Policy and Management
  • HPM 605 Practice Application Journaling I | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/hpm_journalingall_syllabus.pdf
Spring 1:
  • HPM 746
  • HPM 728
  • HPM 606
Summer 1:
  • HPM 748 Healthcare Policy and Economics of Healthcare Insurance | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/748.pdf
  • EPID 600 Principles of Epidemiology | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/sample_schedule_epid600_classroom.pdf
  • HPM 607
Fall 2:
  • HPM 706 Healthcare Management Skills Development Workshop II
  • HPM 725 Health Care Strategy and Marketing | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/03/hpm725_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 690 Special Topics in Health Policy and Management
  • ENVR 600 Environmental Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/600-0011.pdf
  • HPM 690 Special Topics in Health Policy and Management
  • HPM 608 Practice Application Journaling IV | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/hpm_journalingall_syllabus.pdf
Spring 2:
  • HBEH 600 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/HB_sy_hbeh600_fall2014.pdf
  • HPM 773
  • HPM 776
  • HPM 778
  • HPM 609
Summer 2:
  • HPM 710 Health Law | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_710_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 734 Approaches to Business Plan Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_734_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 735
  • HPM 610
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
No comprehensive exams
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Capstone (courseid="HPM-734, HPM-735"])
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Leadership Practicum
  • HPM 605 Practice Application Journaling I | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/hpm_journalingall_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 606
  • HPM 607
  • HPM 608 Practice Application Journaling IV | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/hpm_journalingall_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 609
  • HPM 610
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

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:

Kim Sieler
Assistant Registrar
(919) 966-7364
120-A Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA
Lynnette Jones
Department Registrar
(919) 966-7391
119B Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA
Bill Gentry
Lecturer
(919) 966-4228
115 Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA