Develops research scholars capable of producing and disseminating new knowledge and methods for the public health profession in the field of MCH. Each doctoral student is expected to develop and demonstrate competence in at least three areas: core Maternal and Child Health content, research methods, and a chosen area of ‘specialization.’ The specialization area is topic-specific and should be related to the area chosen for the student’s dissertation research.
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.
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.