This program is designed for new and experienced professionals interested in public health practice and in strengthening their leadership capabilities in a public health context. Applicants come from a variety of disciplines and have a range of experiences. To meet their needs, we have designed a curriculum that builds on previous work experiences and that also allows some flexibility within the program of study. After viewing the GPS overview, see our Residential MPH in Leadership partner page for additional information.
The department hosts a recruiting visit in the fall 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.