PHLP: Master of Public Health with Leadership Concentration (MPH Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
PHLP: Master of Public Health with Leadership Concentration (MPH Residential)

Overview of PHLP Master of Public Health with Leadership Concentration (MPH Residential)

Program Focus

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.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
42
Expected Duration:
<3 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall; Spring
You may apply for spring 2015 admission between 9/1/2014 - 10/1/2014, and fall 2015 admission between 9/1/2014 - 3/1/2015. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
October 1, 2014
You may apply for spring 2015 admission between 9/1/2014 - 10/1/2014, and fall 2015 admission between 9/1/2014 - 3/1/2015. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 2:
October 14, 2014
Deadlines vary - see "Application Details" for more information

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Healthcare professionals who seek to broaden knowledge and skills in public health philosophy and sciences
Applications Received:
~35
Applicants Admitted:
~15
Enrolled Student Demographics:
All Residential MPH:
  • 57% / 43% female to male
  • 33% 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)
  • 2% international
  • mean age of 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
All Residential MPH: ~80
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 30-39

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
All Residential MPH: ~$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:
All Residential MPH: ~$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.
All Residential MPH:

  • 49% of students received some tuition support.
  • 21% of students received grants.
  • 52% of students received some loans.
  • 40% of students received non-service awards.
  • 6% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE, MCAT
Within last 5 years. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
All Residential MPH: On average, incoming students had 60th percentile verbal and 58th 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.:
All Residential MPH: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.6
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
Yes
At least 3 years of health-related experience is recommended.
Visit Opportunities:

The department hosts a recruiting visit in the fall for promising prospective students. There are also School-wide conference calls and orientation opportunities.

During the Program

Required Courses:
  • ENVR 600 Environmental Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/600-0011.pdf
  • HBEH 600 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/05/HB_sy_hbeh600_spring2014.pdf
  • EPID 600 Principles of Epidemiology | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/sample_schedule_epid600_classroom.pdf
  • BIOS 600
  • HPM 600 Introduction to Health Policy and Management | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/11/600.pdf
  • PUBH 790 Leadership Assessment | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh790_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
  • PUBH 791 Core Principles of Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh791_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
  • PUBH 886 Field Practicum in Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh886_syllabus_2014.pdf
  • PUBH 992 Master's Paper | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh992_syllabus_2014.pdf
  • Elective(s):
    • PUBH 711 Critical Issues in Global Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh711_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
    • PUBH 714 Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh714_syllabus_2013_summer.pdf
    • PUBH 730 Quality Improvement and Leadership | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh730_syllabus_2013.pdf
    • PUBH 731 Public Health and Social Marketing | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh731_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 735 Policy Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh735_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 745 Community Assessment and Health Improvement | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh745_syllabus_2013_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 746 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh746_syllabus_2013-fall.pdf
    • PUBH 747 Project Management Principles and Practices | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh747_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
    • PUBH 754 Research Methods for Public Health Practice | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh754_syllabus_2013_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 763 Policy Issues in Health Outcomesand Quality of Care | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/phnu763_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive written exam
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's paper
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Field practicum
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:
Safety & Health Specialist; Process Integration Manager; Public Health Nurse; Clinical Trials Coordinator; Environmental Health Coordinator; Director for Public Health; Public Health Educator; Bioterrorism Preparedness Specialist
Example Job Responsibilities:
Set policy and priorities for local public health department and oversee all public health divisions of that department
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:

Paul Frellick
Program Coordinator-Leadership MPH
(919) 843-7629
4113 McGavran-Greenberg
CB 7469
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7469
USA
Sue Robeson
Student Services Specialist
(919) 966-5305
4111 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB 7469
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7469
USA