MCH: Certificate in Online Leadership Education (OLE Online + campus visit(s)) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
MCH: Certificate in Online Leadership Education (OLE Online + campus visit(s))

***THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS.***

Overview of MCH Certificate in Online Leadership Education (OLE Online + campus visit(s))

Program Focus

***THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS.*** This program provides practitioners with core knowledge, skills and competencies for promoting the health of the MCH population in domestic and global settings. Major emphasis is placed on critically evaluating population-based solutions to complex health problems in MCH – with maternal and child health defined in the broadest sense to include physical, political, economic, cultural, and psychosocial factors. The Certificate is intended to build field leadership in addressing health disparities in MCH and in defining a population-based vision for improving health and well-being of women, children, youth and their families. Once campus visit before the start of your first semester is required. Online certificates are available to individuals NOT currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
9
Expected Duration:
<1 yr
Learning Environment:
Online + campus visit(s)
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
October 8, 2013
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Healthcare practitioners who wish to strengthen their global health competencies and abilities.
Applications Received:
~40
Applicants Admitted:
~25
Enrolled Student Demographics:
School-wide demographics:
  • 70% / 30% female to male
  • 38% 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)
  • 10% 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: 20-29

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~475 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:
~1,300 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.

  • 52% of MCH students received Tuition support.
  • 6% of students received grants.
  • 50% of students received some loans.
  • 27% of students received non-service awards.
  • 31% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
None
Required Prerequisites:
None
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
None required
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
Department-wide: On average, incoming students had 74th percentile verbal and 56th 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 3.4
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
None required
Visit Opportunities:
The department hosts a recruiting visit in the spring (by invitation only) for promising prospective students. There are also School-wide conference calls and orientation opportunities.

During the Program

Required Courses:
  • Both of the following:
    • MHCH 701 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health
    • MHCH 702
  • MHCH 790
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
No comprehensive exams
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
None required
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.

NOTE: Certificate students don't have opportunity for global study outside courses comprising program.

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:

Carrie Aldrich
Student Services Manager
(919) 966-2018
Rosenau Hall, Room 424
CB 7445
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7445
USA