***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.
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.
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.