HPM: Master of Public Health (MPH Residential) Details

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

Overview of HPM Master of Public Health (MPH Residential)

Program Focus

Focuses on developing competencies for students interested in pursuing careers in health care management or policy. Students acquire a broad understanding of public health philosophy, methods, and values along with an orientation to management and policy. This 42-credit program was designed for students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a doctoral degree.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
42
Expected Duration:
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
February 1, 2015
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:
Applicants with a doctoral degree with an interest in health policy or health management.
Applications Received:
~35
Applicants Admitted:
~20
Enrolled Student Demographics:
  • 40% / 60% female to male
  • 10% minority, including 10% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 20% international
  • mean age of 35
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~10
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 5-10

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.
MPH:

  • 13% of students received some tuition support.
  • 40% of students received grants.
  • 40% of students received some loans.
  • 13% of students received non-service awards.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Doctoral degree (completed or in-progress)
Required Prerequisites:
None
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE, GMAT(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.)
Or acceptable doctoral degree earned in the U.S. or Canada or USMLE Step 1. 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 72nd percentile verbal and 72nd 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 3.7
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (recommend mix of academic and professional)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required, but recommended
Work Experience Required:
Yes
Visit Opportunities:

Please contact Ms. Jackie Siler to schedule a department visit.

During the Program

Required Courses:
Fall 1:
  • One of the following:
    • HPM 470 Statistical Methods for Health Policy and Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_470_syllabus.pdf
    • BIOS 600
  • HPM 730 Leadership and Management of Health Care Organizations | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_730_syllabus.pdf
  • HPM 740 Introduction to Health Care Financial Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_740_syllabus.pdf
  • 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 701 Professional Training I

Spring 1:
  • HPM 789 Master's Paper Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_789_syllabus.pdf
  • ENVR 600 Environmental Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/600-0011.pdf
  • EPID 600 Principles of Epidemiology | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/sample_schedule_epid600_classroom.pdf
  • HBEH 600 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/HB_sy_hbeh600_fall2014.pdf

Summer 1:
  • HPM 793 Health Policy and Management Internship
  • HPM 992 Master's Paper
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
No comprehensive exams
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's paper (HPM 992 Master's Paper
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
6-week internship ()
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:
A broad range of healthcare and related human service organizations, healthcare consulting firms, and health policy organizations.
Example Job Responsibilities:
  • Work on a multidisciplinary teams to improve the quality of healthcare services.
  • Manage healthcare organizations, from the middle management to senior management levels.
  • Participate in health series research or policy-related projects.
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:

Lynnette Jones
Department Registrar
(919) 966-7391
119B Rosenau Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA
Jacqueline M. Siler
Assistant Registrar
(919) 966-4609
120 Rosenau
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA
Bruce Fried
Associate Professor, and Director
(919) 966-7355
1104E McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA