HPM: Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH Online + campus visit(s)) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HPM: Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH Online + campus visit(s))

Overview of HPM Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH Online + campus visit(s))

Program Focus

Designed for working healthcare professionals in the U.S. or abroad with the potential and ambition to become senior leaders and who are committed to improving the public’s health. Students must come to campus once in the fall, spring and summer (for 3-4 days each visit).

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
45+
45-51 credit hours
Expected Duration:
3 yrs
Learning Environment:
Online + campus visit(s)
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
January 13, 2015
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Diverse individuals working full-time in the U.S. or internationally with substantial leadership responsibilities in communities, organizations and institutions. Examples include domestic or international health directors, mid-career managers in government agencies or foundations, leaders within nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, program officers and other mid-level or senior managers, and others working within the health field, including entrepreneurs and individuals working in nontraditional settings affecting the health of the public.
Applications Received:
~150
Applicants Admitted:
~15
Enrolled Student Demographics:
  • 71% / 29% female to male
  • 44% minority, including 35% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 13% international
  • mean age of 44
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~50
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 12-15

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.

  • 7% of students received some tuition support.
  • 12% of students received grants.
  • 24% of students received some loans.
  • 10% of students received non-service awards.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Graduate-level degree (master's or doctoral)
Required Prerequisites:
  • BIOS 600
  • 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/2014/05/HB_sy_hbeh600_spring2014.pdf
  • HPM 600 Introduction to Health Policy and Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/11/600.pdf
(Not required if awarded master's degree from an accredited school of public health.)
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:
Department-wide: On average, incoming students had 77th percentile verbal and 62nd 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 3.4
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (professional)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Department will contact selected applicants for telephone interviews.
Work Experience Required:
Yes
Several years’ full-time managerial/supervisory experience in healthcare.
Visit Opportunities:

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

During the Program

Required Courses:
Fall 1:
  • HPM 820 Organizational Leadership Theory and Practice
  • HPM 810 Leadership in Health Law and Ethics | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/810.pdf
  • HPM 860 Population Perspectives for Health
  • HPM 950 The Research Process | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/950.pdf
Spring 1:
  • HPM 823
  • HPM 953
  • HPM 951
Summer 1:
  • HPM 955
  • HPM 940
  • HPM 945
Fall 2:
  • HPM 958 Financial Leadership in the Era of Sarbanes-Oxley | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/958.pdf
  • HPM 956 Fundamentals of Research Analysis | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/956.pdf
Spring 2:
  • HPM 957
  • HPM 759
  • HPM 959
  • HPM 946
Summer 2:
  • HPM 962
  • HPM 963
  • HPM 947
Fall 3: HPM 994 Doctoral Dissertation Spring 3: HPM 994 Doctoral Dissertation Summer 3: HPM 994 Doctoral Dissertation
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive written and oral exams
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Dissertation (HPM 994 Doctoral Dissertation)
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Not required
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:
State Secretary of Health; Program Officer; Executive Director; COO; CEO
Example Job Responsibilities:
Lead organizations to improve the public's health.
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:

Dawn M Bergmire, JD
Research Associate/Project Manager
(919) 966-3847
The Gillings School of Global Public Health
1106-I McGavran-Greenberg Bldg
CB 7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
USA